Friday, November 04, 2005 Colleges Want Fundraisers Over Scholars Colleges Want Fundraisers Over Scholars: "Colleges Want Fundraisers Over Scholars

AP Education Writer

November 2, 2005, 2:24 PM EST

The outgoing president of Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, Roger Martin is an Oxford-trained church historian. His successor is a career fundraiser who brought in about $3 billion for his last two employers.

The appointment last week of Robert Lindgren to lead the small, 175-year old liberal arts college about 15 miles north of Richmond is the latest example of a trend in higher education: Schools are looking for more than a scholar these days when they hire a president. "

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