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UConn Magazine: Call Cowen!

by Jackie Fitzpatrick Hennessey | UConn Magazine
The more extraordinary the challenge, the more likely UConn Distinguished Alumnus Scott Cowen will be asked to help. Cowen moved Tulane University past Hurricane Katrina and was tempted out of retirement recently to guide Case Western Reserve University through the worldwide pandemic.

Scott Cowen to serve as interim president

The Board of Trustees has appointed former long-time Case Western Reserve dean and faculty member Scott Cowen to be the university’s interim president, effective Oct. 1. “Scott’s extensive knowledge of our campus and extraordinary experiences as president of Tulane University make him uniquely well-prepared to lead Case Western Reserve at this critical time,” Board Chair Fred DiSanto said. “We are grateful to him for assuming this interim role while we continue the search for the university’s next president.”

Tulane University President Emeritus Dr. Scott Cowen: “Here Are 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System”

by Penny Bauder | Authority Magazine
As a part of my interview series about the things that should be done to improve the US educational system I had the pleasure to interview Scott Cowen, president emeritus and distinguished university chair of Tulane University in New Orleans.

Alignment of Values Crucial to Athletic and Academic Success

by Lois Elfman | Diverse Issues in Higher Education
An important idea put forth at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum (IAF) is that the overall well-being of a college or university and its student-athletes requires an alliance between the board of trustees, the president and the athletic director. Each December, various stakeholders in the world of intercollegiate athletics gather at the IAF to discuss pressing issues in college sports. Sessions range from one-on-one interviews with conference commissioners to a panel that includes student-athletes. On Wednesday afternoon, Glenn Wong, distinguished professor of practice (sports law) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, moderated the session “From the Office of the President: Upholding the Integrity and Ideals of Intercollegiate Athletics” featuring Dr. Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston, and Dr. Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University. They discussed their experiences and thoughts on the current state of college sports.

Scott Cowen speaks on panel at 2018 Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

From the Office of the President: Upholding the Integrity and Ideals of Intercollegiate Athletics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIzF0VXemdQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pNMIJUh-WE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YlzsNQXykc

Leadership intelligence: storm-tested universities offer lessons

by Paul Basken | Times Higher Education
Leaders of US institutions that survived massive hurricane damage discuss what it takes to manage major crises

Mastering mission creep in higher ed: How to avoid losing sight of institutional strengths and values

by Tim Goral | University Business
There are times when we could all use a fresh start. Scott Cowen was given that opportunity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as the then-president of Tulane University in New Orleans. The tragedy led to an institutional soul-searching that would result in a “rebirth” of the university with a new focus on its core mission and strengths. Using that experience as the launching point, Cowen’s book, Winnebagos on Wednesday: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education (Princeton University Press, 2018), profiles college and university leaders from around the country who have faced their own transformative moments. In chapters that focus on athletics, medical schools, diversity, innovation and leadership, Cowen shows how today’s university is evolving, and with it, the talents and character of the people in charge.

Scott Cowen Speaks Out

by Dawn Ruth Wilson | New Orleans Magazine
Scott Cowen turned over Tulane University’s presidency to another four years ago, but he never gave up pondering problems facing leaders of higher education. He launched a second book recently entitled “Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education,” and he also writes articles about education leadership for a variety of publications.

Scott Cowen led Tulane through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now he has ideas on how to fix higher education.

by Jeffrey J. Selingo | The Washington Post
I first met Scott Cowen in Houston a few days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, flooding much of the city. Cowen was president of Tulane University, which had just canceled the fall semester for its 12,000 students. The senior leadership of the New Orleans university was operating from a hotel suite some 350 miles from home, and I went there to write about how the 171-year-old institution with an $810 million endowment would rebuild.

Lessons in recovery: One man and his fight to save New Orleans

by John Pope | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y'Art gallery. Today: former Tulane University President Scott Cowen.