I had an opportunity to have lunch with the newly elected president of my alma mater (Wesleyan University) recently, a fellow named Michael Roth. He was a really impressive individual, committed to leading an institution that changed my life (as educational institutions so often do).
I was really pleased to get a note from him yesterday morning saying he’d started to engage the Wesleyan community, here – I don’t know if he’s the first university president to use a blog, but he’s certainly the first leader at Wesleyan to do so, and unique among his peers in stepping forward.
From where I sit, it’s better to lead from the front, than from behind a closed door.
So congratulations, Michael…