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An insightful commentary on the leadership challenges faced by university presidents and a comprehensive survey of the changing university landscape.

While the role of the university president has evolved dramatically in recent years, the recruitment pool and selection process have changed little since the 1960s. In Leadership Under Fire, Ross H. Paul combines leadership theory, interviews with eleven of Canada’s most successful presidents, and thirty-five years of personal experience to shed light on the complexity and importance of leading a university and identifies some of the critical challenges and opportunities facing Canadian universities today. 

While much has been written about university leadership elsewhere, Leadership Under Fire focuses on Canada and some of the men and women who have made a real difference to the quality of its post-secondary institutions. Paul builds on their stories to offer useful perspectives and advice at a time when the quality of universities was never more critical to the country’s economic, social, and political success.


Ross H. Paul has held senior leadership positions in four post-secondary institutions in three Canadian provinces over the past thirty-five years, including tenures as president of Laurentian and Windsor Universities.

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