Lessons from a college president who slept like a freshman for two nights

August 20, 2018

The president of an American college shares some of his insights after spending two nights in a dormitory for first-year undergraduates. The president states that he emphasized to students the importance of completing their degrees within four years, and reflects upon how the college can better facilitate completion rates. He adds that students also talked to him about their planned majors. When asked if he would recommend the experience to other presidents, he responds, “I would, but I would tell them to have their mothers come and make their beds.” Chronicle of Higher Education