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on October 14, 2011
This textbook is well-respected, well-written and very useful.
It covers an important segment of higher education administration that few are trained to address. Many neophyte recently appointed college administrators have stubbled -- and failed -- because they were pitifully ignorant about budgets and finanncial management.
No college president was ever fired because his/her college had poor academic standards. On the other hand, many have been fired because the college got into financial difficulties. Boards, inevitably conservate, cringe and shake when a college drifts into finanacial problems. Their easy solutuion is to fire the president or a dean or two.
Ergo, all college administrators must become proficient in the dual topics of this book. If you didn't learn that in college, then pick up this book and prepare yourself.
N.B. Dr. Mellander was a college president for 20 years. More recently he was a professor of higher education administration.