Dr. Commodore is quoted in an article titled “Unpleasant Surprises: Why do some incoming presidents get the bad financial news only after starting work,” published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This article provides commentary on the presidential search processes and amplifies confidentiality impacts financial disclosure. Dr. Commodore said “Institutions are not likely to share certain information unless asked about it directly. As candidates make their way through the search process, though, the dynamics often shift. At the beginning, they often seek to appeal to the institution, but as they get closer to the top spot, they try to gauge whether the college is the right fit for them. Even then, however, they may shy away from asking tough questions.” The article includes experiences of former university presidents and acknowledges the longstanding effects of financial blindsiding during the presidential search process.
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