"The job ahead, for all of us, is to live up
to that founding vision: to rebuild our
cities, open wide the doors of possibility,
and revive the American dream."
I chose my words carefully in 2013 when I announced my plans to retire as president of Tulane University.
I tried to make sure my colleagues and friends knew I was retiring from the presidency of Tulane, not from work or life! In addition to promoting my new book, The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America, I will also continue my efforts to improve K-12 education in New Orleans and my work with Opportunity Youth.more
by Princeton University Press Blog
In Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education, Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, acknowledges the crisis in higher education but also presents reasons for optimism as courageous leaders find innovative strategies to solve the thorny problems they face. Telling stories of failure and triumph drawn from institutions all across the nation, Cowen takes the reader on a fascinating trip through varied terrain. Recently, Cowen answered some questions about his book and what he sees as a burgeoning opportunity to reshape higher education for the future.