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President Co-Edits Book on Technology in Higher Education

March 1, 2010 -- College and university presidents face more challenges than ever, from online competition to fluctuating enrollment and greater expectations for the higher education experience. To help her peers address these challenges, Mount Saint Mary’s University President Jacqueline Powers Doud has co-edited the book President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, Volume II.

Written by college presidents, for presidents, the book examines technology as a means to improve the business of higher education while still honoring its mission. Doud's co-editors are: Marylouise Fennell, senior counsel, Council of Independent Colleges; and Scott D. Miller, president, Bethany College in West Virginia.

"This new volume gives our peers up-to-date tools to help them make critical decisions concerning technology that will improve services to current and future generations of students," Doud says.

Doud became the 11th president of Mount Saint Mary’s University on July 1, 2000. The first lay president of the College, she served as provost and academic vice president for nine years at MSMU, prior to becoming president. She has more than 35 years experience in senior administration, including tenures at the University of La Verne and Woodbury University. She has nine years of teaching experience in French, humanities, and education.

Doud earned a bachelor of arts degree in French from Mundelein College in Chicago; a master of arts in French literature from the University of California, Berkeley; and a PhD in higher education from Claremont Graduate University. She has been a consultant for other colleges and universities, served on and chaired numerous accreditation teams and currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies. She just completed two terms on the board of directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, and the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. In February this year, Cardinal Roger Mahony honored Doud with the Cardinal's Award of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

In 2005, Doud co-edited the first volume of President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, which was published by SunGard Higher Education. The book addressed the strategic role of technology in transforming institutional operations. The response was overwhelming, and a Spanish version was printed and distributed throughout Central and South America.

SunGard Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges collaborated with the co-editors to publish Volume II. Ten CIC member presidents were selected to contribute chapters based on their direct experiences with a wide range of technology opportunities and issues.

The new publication is available free of charge as a downloadable e-book at: http://www.presidenttopresident.org.

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