President Fleming Featured Nationally in A New Generation of College Presidents Podcast
Converse President Betsy Fleming and Kevin Ross, President of Lynn University in Florida, are the featured guests in a 15-minute podcast interview entitled “A New Generation of College Presidents” conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. At 39 and 35-years-old respectively, Fleming and Ross are the two youngest college presidents in the nation.
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In the podcast, Fleming and Ross discuss with Chronicle reporter Scott Carlson the advantages and perils of running an institution as a young president. Fleming in particular cited creating “an environment of openness” by entering “into dialogue and asking for opinions and perspectives” and turning the issue of age into a “competitive advantage for the institution.”