President Janet Morgan Riggs' blog, Cupola Conversations, was mentioned in a Feb. 27 Inside Higher Ed article on the qualities needed in presidents of small colleges.
From Inside Higher Ed:
Leaders at small colleges also should demonstrate an understanding of and facility with using technology. College presidents need to organize and participate in more online meetings. They should use technology to interact with others — whether Facebook, a blog or Twitter. Small college leaders will need to adopt GoToMeetings for board committee meetings and become comfortable with the technology they ask others to adopt. Leaders can’t expect others to use technology and not use it themselves; there are too many examples of this at present. Leaders at small colleges also must use social media in a more intentional manner. Leaders should lead by example and communicate with students and others where and how they communicate most naturally.
Excellent examples of this include:
--Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, a.k.a. Hip-Hop President, who is a prolific Tweeter. Follow him @HipHopPrez..
--Janet Riggs, president of Gettysburg College, whose blog Cupola Conversations enables her to communicate with students, employees and alumni.
--Scott Miller, president of Bethany College, who has more social media efforts under way than I can name.