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Institutional History versus Present-Day Decision-Making

Institutional History versus Present-Day Decision-Making

What is the role of tradition when it comes to an institution's future? As former Smith College president Carol Christ wrote in a recent post, "the habit of nostalgia, particularly when rooted in the conviction of unique identity, impedes strategic thinking."  Listen to John Casteen, president emeritus of the University of Virginia, reflect on the president's role, including the position's unique duty of respecting the past and planning for the future, in the below AGBU video.

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