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December 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Vedder Authors Forbes Column on ‘Clueless Governance’

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, authored a Forbes column on “Clueless Governance: The Public Agenda Report.”

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder

The Public Agenda (a nonpartisan organization that provides useful perspectives on public policy issues) has issued a great new report on university governance, A Difficult Balance: Trustees Speaking About the Challenges Facing Comprehensive Universities….The single biggest takeaway I got from the report is that often trustees feel clueless. They get tons of information dumped on them by university presidents shortly before board meetings, but much of it is technical and dealing with minute, specific issues on which the trustee has little knowledge.

Vedder also was quoted in a Washington Post article about golden parachutes and severance pay for fired coaches titled “College sports’ fastest-rising expense: Paying coaches not to work.”

“It’s abusive, outrageous, and indefensible,” said Richard Vedder, an economist and director of the nonprofit Center for College Affordability.

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