Nurturing Independent Thought: President Christina Paxson's Approach to University Leadership
In the recent #LeadershipLab interview, President Paxson of Brown University delved into the complexities of academic leadership. She stated, "My role as a president is not to impose my beliefs on my community; my role is to foster people’s ability to develop their own beliefs." This perspective is particularly relevant in today's world, where navigating contentious issues on campuses can be challenging.
Leading with Vision: Paxson's Journey at Brown University
A distinguished leader and economist, Paxson has steered Brown University to remarkable heights during her tenure as the 19th president, and only second woman, at the helm of the University. Under her visionary leadership, Brown has solidified its reputation as a premier research university, celebrated for its innovation in undergraduate education and unwavering commitment to inclusivity. President Paxson's approach to leadership transcends traditional paradigms. Her commitment to ensuring that all voices are heard and respected is a guiding light for leaders in academia and beyond.
Watch the captivating interview with President Paxson and Susanna Kempe here.