The president's residence: despite long-held tradition at some institutions, the official presidential home is not considered the one-building-fits-all facility that it used to be.IT'S A PERK THAT TENDS TO BE MORE DREADED THAN WELcomed by institutional leaders. The official president's house could be the grandest property on campus, but actually residing there requires a balancing act between public and private lives that many presidential families would rather not perform.
Do nearly all institutions of higher ed have an official president's home? Not exactly, American Council on Education Established in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is a United States organization comprising over 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations. data shows. According to according to
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Regional differences tend to exist in these homes, says Claire Van Ummersen, vice president of the ACE Center for Effective Leadership and a two-time former president. Those in the South are more likely to have large public spaces and high ceilings, while homes in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. tend to be more modest and most suitable for small-group entertaining. The size of private living quarters varies along with house size and layout, but separate entrances and other hard boundaries between public and private are rare.
Today's on-campus presidential homes "are not as important as they were over the last 50 years," asserts James L. Fisher, a consultant who has written several books on the college presidency. But that's due more to the outlook of presidents, not boards. Boards tend to maintain tradition and assume an official home makes the president more accessible. While the number of functions hosted by presidents has increased in recent years, other on- and off-campus location options are now being used, so functions aren't necessarily taking place at a presidential home, Fisher says.
NEW LIFE FOR OLD HOMES
SOME FORMER PRESIDENTIAL HOMES CONTINUE TO BE USED mainly for president-hosted public functions. The fate of other former homes:
* When James L. Fisher, former president of Towson University (Md.), requested an off-campus home so that, he says, "my kids could be treated as normal kids," the official presidential home, Glen Esk, was turned into a counseling center.
* When The College of St. Catherine The College of St. Catherine (also known as St. Kate’s) is a private Catholic college for women located in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Enrollment currently exceeds 5,200 students. (Minn.) stopped using Derham Hall as the official president's residence in 1964, it was converted into an administration building, with parlors used for meetings and small receptions.
* When officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. For other uses, see University of Wisconsin (disambiguation).
A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a wide spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities. determined it would be too costly to upgrade the aging chancellor's house last summer, the home, which overlooks Lake Michigan, was put on the market.
CONTROVERSY OVER THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
For institutions with a house designated for the president, an incoming leader who insists on living elsewhere may wind up in political hot water. Chuck Bunting bunting, common name for small, plump birds of the family Fringillidae (finch family). Among the American buntings are the indigo bunting, in which the summer plumage of the male reflects sunlight as a rich, metallic blue; the painted bunting, or nonpareil ( of the search firm Edward W Kelley & Partners says most presidential candidates assume an official residence is not negotiable. And executive recruiter John Kuhnle of Korn/Ferry International says he's known of presidents who voiced a desire to live on their own--"and it cost them and their administration dearly." That sort of request may even contribute to a shorter presidential term.
Renovation requests are another frequent presidential home controversy. Despite the probable need for redecorating and refurbisbing after years of constant entertaining by a former president, new presidents who embark on a home project are perceived to be feathering The appearance of jagged edges on moving objects in an interlaced display. Also known as "combing," this artifact is created because the image moves from one video field (odd lines displayed) to the next video field (even lines filled in while odd lines still present). their own nest," Kuhnle says. Enlightened boards realize that work on the home must be done prior to the new president's arrival. "If there's any heat, it should go to the board," notes higher education higher education
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Fisher offers this example of a president taking the fall for renovations: A few years ago, a president went about half a million dollars over budget in remodeling remodeling /re·mod·el·ing/ (re-mod´el-ing) reorganization or renovation of an old structure.
bone remodeling his on-campus residence, an old mansion needing work; despite support from some campus groups, he was forced to resign by state officials.
WHY PRESIDENTS PREFER THEIR OWN HOMES
CHILDREN: Presidents with kids "don't want to be embarrassed by typical family problems," says John Kuhnle, managing director of search firm Korn/Ferry International's Global Education Practice. He knows of one president with "teenagers blasting stereos out the window" who was asked to move. Chuck Bunting, managing director of the education practice at Edward W Kelley & Partners, adds that official residences tend to "convey an institutional rather than a family identity."
That makes sense to Sister Andrea Lee Andrea Lee is an author from Yeadon, Philadelphia who has written Sarah Phillips, Russian Journal, Interesting Women: Stories and Lost Hearts in Italy: A Novel. of The College of St. Catherine (Minn.), who adopted a Haitian child in 1996 and chose to live in a private residence when she became president in 1998. The home "helps me balance between the important work of fulfilling the mission of St. Kate's and the precious time I knew I would have with my son," she says.
SPOUSE'S CAREER: In two-career families, Kuhnle has found, "campus housing can pose problems." The spouse may not want to be expected to host campus events at home, for instance.
HOME EQUITY: Presidents who own their own homes near campus--whether those homes are purchased with a housing allowance or on their own--like the idea of building equity for when it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to move on. This has especially been the case in the strong housing market of the past decade, notes Claire Van Ummersen, a vice president at ACE. According to ACE research, about one in five presidents in 2006 reported a housing allowance as a condition of employment.
PRESIDENT'S HOUSE, Stetson University Stetson University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides. In the 2007 U.S. News and World Report guide, Stetson ranks 2nd (tied with Elon) in the category of Southern Masters-granting institutions.. (Fla.)
HISTORY: Built in 1910 and remodeled in 1987, the President's House at Stetson has housed five presidential families since it was purchased in 1948. The neoclassical ne·o·clas·si·cism also Ne·o·clas·si·cism
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LOCATION: Southern end of campus, on a U.S. highway that runs through campus.
LAYOUT: 14 rooms (excluding bathrooms), plus a garage apartment and a garden pavilion. Most indoor events are held in the living and dining rooms; the upstairs rooms and main floor family room and office are private. An adjacent native plant garden will be used for entertaining while the house undergoes renovations just before President H. Douglas Lee's spring 2009 retirement.
IF WALLS COULD TALK: Lee and his wife Margaret have hosted 80 to 100 events a year at home, with up to 300 people at a single function. Besides the campus community, guests have included former First Lady Barbara Bush, former President Jimmy Carter, primatologist Jane Goodall Noun 1. Jane Goodall - English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)
Goodall , and author Elie Wiesel. The Lees recently bought a postretirement home, which they expect to move into just before the president's retirement. As interior upgrades to the official residence are made, small events may occur at their new home.
HARRINGTON HOUSE, Clark University Clark University, at Worcester, Mass.; coeducational; chartered 1887, opened as a graduate school 1889. It was the second graduate school to be formed in the United States. Its undergraduate college (est. 1902) was integrated with the university in 1920. (Mass.)
HISTORY: Clark purchased two buildings for about $250,000 in 1996. One, which had held apartments, was renovated; the other was torn down to accommodate an addition to the remaining structure--for a total of about 10,000 square feet.
LOCATION: A historic area of Worcester, next to and across the street from university-owned office buildings. A change in address for the former president (who used to reside elsewhere in the city) served as a symbol of the university's commitment to its own Main South neighborhood. As part of a revitalization re·vi·tal·ize
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To impart new life or vigor to: plans to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods; tried to revitalize a flagging economy. plan, Clark helps faculty and staff in the purchase of homes in the neighborhood, and several have done so.
LAYOUT: 14 rooms, plus a gallery hallway and a catering kitchen. Two rooms and the gallery are used as public space, three of the original house parlors are shared space Shared space is a traffic engineering philosophy pioneered by the Dutch traffic engineer Hans Monderman. The approach relies on the principle that road users' behaviour is more likely to be affected by the street environment and design than by the traditional deployment of measures , and a kitchen plus eight rooms on the second and third floors are private.
SETTLING IN: John Bassett John White Hughes Bassett, PC , OC , O.Ont (August 25, 1915 – April 27, 1998) was a Canadian publisher and media baron.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he was the son of John Bassett (1886-1958), publisher of the Montreal Gazette, and Margaret Avery. , the second Clark leader at Harrington, has lived there with his wife Kay since he assumed the presidency in 2000. Of living on campus, he says, "We realized that if we heard noises in the morning, it was probably people setting up for an alumni breakfast and not a burglar." Realizing the need for privacy, they escape to their own residence on the shore of Massachusetts about once a month.