Board of directors in NonProfit Organizations – Choosing Members

The primary role of the board of directors of an entity is to steward owners’ investments in that entity. I served on several boards of directors in many countries representing former Alcan Inc.. Some were publicly listed, such as our affilated companies in Japan (NLM) and Malaysia (Alcom). Others were non-public subsidiaries in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Jamaica, […]

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Are Students their Universities or Colleges’ Customers

Are university or college students customers of their institutions (subsequent references to college include university)? I am not referring to a student-as-customer’s movement that attempts to hike revenues by lowering standards and pandering students. That approach merely compromises the college’s mission, vision, and values while enabling entitlement-minded students; I disagree with it. Instead, I refer to […]

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