Managing the Unthinkable: Crisis Preparation and Response for Campus Leaders

Gretchen M. Bataille, Diana Isabel Cordova

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Gretchen Bataille and Diana Cordova, with extensive and varied experiences that include a university presidency, directing senior leadership programs, and counseling presidents and senior administrators faced with critical campus events – together with 22 presidents, seasoned leaders in higher education, and media experts – provide forthright, firsthand advice on preparing for and managing a crisis, as well on handling the emotional, and often long-term, toll that can result from dramatic events on campus.

Through the examples of those who have successfully managed crises, this book provides expert insights and guidance on preparedness, assigning roles and responsibilities, and planning for contingencies ahead of time so that, in the moment, when there is pressure for immediate response that will be scrutinized by the media, by the public, and by the local constituencies, leaders can act with confidence.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationSterling, VA
PublisherStylus Publishing, LLC
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781620360743
ISBN (Print)9781620360712
StatePublished - 2014


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