About the Authors

Authors from the 2018/2019 series “Ten Challenges Facing Higher Education: Shaping the Student Experience.” 

Ronald A. Crutcher, DMA

Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, a national leader in higher education, distinguished classical musician, and accomplished administrator, became the 10th President of the University of Richmond on July 1, 2015. Dr. Crutcher is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Prior to Wheaton, he served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University of Ohio. 

David Finegold, D.Phil.

David L. Finegold is the 19th President of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. As a scholar and educational entrepreneur, he has dedicated his career to education, training reform, designing high-performance organizations, and international comparisons of skill-creation systems and performance.

John P. Marsden, Ph.D.

John P. Marsden, Ph.D., became the tenth president of Midway University on February 1, 2013. A transformational leader, he collaboratively managed a turnaround of Midway University through coeducation, launch of men's athletics, international partnerships, expansion of graduate programs, and financial stewardship.

Patricia A. McGuire, J.D.

Patricia McGuire has been president of Trinity Washington University since 1989. Previously, she was the assistant dean for development and external affairs at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was also an adjunct professor of law. She began her career after law school as the project director for the Street Law clinical program at Georgetown University.

Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D.

Lynn Pasquerella was appointed president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2016, after serving as the eighteenth president of Mount Holyoke College from 2010-2016. Pasquerella was the provost at the University of Hartford from 2008 to 2010, and she was the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island, where she began her career as an ethics professor in 1985.