The Two Presidents Case

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 320
  • Published : February 9, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
The Two Presidents

Facts| Qualitative Statements| Problem Identification|
Frances Workman had been president of Willard university for less than two years.| Frances was excellent speaker.| Frances was so busy with the external matters that she had little time to bother with the daily operations of the university.| She made the major operational decisions| She worked hard to build positive image of Willard university.| Alvin was not an effective speaker and did not spend much time dealing with the external affairs of the university.| She delegated the responsibility for daily operations to her three major vice presidents.| She started a new alumni club to help finance academic needs| Eastern was not involved in external funded research| Alvin Thomas was the president of Eastern state for about three years.| Alvin was not as popular as Frances| Faculty morale was declining in Eastern and faculty members did not believe they had an important voice in the administration.| Frances efforts resulted in the increase in enrollment of more than a thousand students in the last year.| Al spend much of the time working on the internal operation of the university| Eastern was under censure by the AAUP and that the university had a large number of students without adequate faculty.| Willard received the largest budget increase ever from the state university board.| Al was committed in developing a quality university.| | Funds from alumni club totaled almost $2million in its first year.| She also worked on the internal structure of the organization.| | Eastern student enrollment declined slightly by almost 300 students.| | | Question 1) Based on the information provided attempt to describe Frances and Al’s leadership styles. Ans: Frances was considered as a transformational leader as case clearly highlights that she helped Willard over some its old problems. She was an excellent speaker and used every opportunity to speak to citizen groups...
tracking img