While the governing boards of public universities have long provided political plums that governors and senior legislators love to hand out, most state residents probably don’t know the oversight boards exist until there's a problem.
The traditional view about the life span of higher education is slowly beginning to change. One reason is that college graduates are realizing that the one-and-done approach to education after high school is no longer suitable for a workplace in which the skills to keep up in any job are churning at a faster rate.
It’s almost impossible to drive down the interstate, walk through an airport, or surf the web without seeing ads for an MBA degree. There’s good reason: At many colleges and universities, the traditional graduate business degree has fallen on hard times.