15 Presidents Who Blog — And No, I’m Not Talking Bush or Putin

University presidents, that is. Thanks to university communications expert Bob Johnson for this very useful list that includes leaders of large public universities to small private colleges to two-year colleges:

As Bob says:

“The list of (university) presidents who blog continues to grow despite the fears and admonitions of lawyers and public relations people who warn against some terrible damage to their institutions if their presidents are let loose to say whatever they want to say on the institutional website. So far, that’s not happened. And if indeed it does, it won’t be cause to remove everyone else’s blog from the Internet.”

What do your organization’s leaders have to say, and should they be blogging?  Read Should Your Executive Director be Blogging. You’ll find more examples of nonprofit leaders who are blogging here.

BTW, take Bob’s admonition to heart — advise your nonprofit’s leaders to blog if it’s appropriate (more on that here), and not to be dissuaded by fears (legal, PR or otherwise).

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Nancy Schwartz on July 2, 2007 in Blogging for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Communications, Unique Approaches | 4 comments

  • Nancy: Thanks for listing Trinity University President Pat MGuire’s blog. She is one of the earliest (2005) and most prolific. (2-3 blog entries a week during the academic year). I also think she is one of the more thoughtful, writing about national and local issues, as well as some issue specific to the campus. She writes and posts her own blog — and photos. If you ever wanted to interview her for your blog about writng a blog, I am sure she would be interested. Ann Pauley

  • Elaina

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • Nancy,
    Not sure if you’re able to update this list or not, but we would love for you at add Dr. David Sotlz, president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, who blogs weekly during the school year and regularly over breaks. It’s been a great success here connecting with students, alumni and parents.


  • Nancy Schwartz

    Will do, Jaimie!

    Thanks for getting in touch.


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