Ivey Publishing
Dickinson College: Inspiration for a Leadership Story (In the Vision of a Founding Father)
Product Number:
9B08M012
Publication Date:
05/06/2008
Length:
23 pages (20 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
In January 1999, William Durden was named the 27th president of his alma mater, Dickinson College. He quickly came to understand that for much of the 20th century, the Dickinson community had lacked a strong sense of organizational purpose. By autumn, Durden had turned to the life and writings of Dr. Benjamin Rush, the man responsible for securing the college charter in 1783, as the inspiration for the story. After introducing Durden and the challenges confronting Dickinson, the case describes the early history of the college and the ideas and accomplishments of Rush. It then provides students with a brief overview of the strategic challenges that had surfaced for Dickinson by the mid1990s. Finally, the conclusion indicates that Durden still had to resolve many issues associated with the identity story.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy
Industries:
Educational Services,  Social Advocacy Organizations
Setting:
United States, Medium, 1999
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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