Download Chapter 7 of the 2021/2022 Series

In “The Cost of Higher Education’s Pursuit of Status,” University of Mary Washington President Troy D. Paino, J.D., Ph.D., examines modern higher education’s obsession with status and the consequences of this approach, as well as ideas for shifting focus to other priorities.

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This year’s President to President series, titled "The Vitality and Power of Higher Education," explores how colleges and universities are approaching their missions with new vigor and reexamining their role in the community as the world continues recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.