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Inside Higher Ed features President King

Inside Higher Ed spotlighted President Joey King and the Lyon College Board of Trustees this Friday.


The publication spoke with King and Chairman of the Board Perry Wilson about cutting the size of its governing board in half at a time when private liberal arts colleges are facing challenges. Lyon leaders decided to reduce the number of board members from 32 to 15.


In the article, King says a smaller board allows for more flexibility.


“In my view, and my recommendation was, the board needed to meet quite a bit more often and needed to meet more as a committee of the whole,” King says. “Now the board will have six regular meetings a year and one in the summer with everyone on the same page and running much more as, say, the Harvard Corporation board would run as opposed to your average giant Board of Trustees.”


“We truly decided that if we were going to turn the school around, we needed to have a board that was going to be nimble enough to act as quickly as it needed to,” Wilson says, “and board members that were well versed in all aspects of the college.”

To read the full story, visit InsideHigherEd.com.