1. Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

    Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

    Hampshire College’s new president, Edward Wingenbach, has already raised morale at the beleaguered liberal arts college. Now he’s got to start raising money. “I think there is a new attitude and new energy here,” said Luis Hernendez, a member of the founding class of 1970 and chairman of the Hampshire board of trustees. “Sometimes, when you are in the midst of challenges, its easy to get down, to lose hope. In order to be a leader, you need confidence and you need to instill confidence that we’ll get through this.”

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    1. I think there is a new attitude and new energy here.
    2. He is good at raising money. He was good at bringing in external support at Ripon from foundations.
    3. He understands the challenges that private higher education can have these days.
    4. We thought we were the hotshot innovators.
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