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Chronicle of Higher Education Interviews Dr. Crossman on University Presidents' Reactions to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law 03.31.15
Chronicle of Higher Education Interviews Dr. Crossman on University Presidents' Reactions to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
03.31.15

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Raymond Crossman, Ph.D., about college and university presidents' responses to Indiana's controversial 'religious freedom' law.

Excerpted from the article
College presidents often shy away from taking a strong stance on social issues, let alone new laws, because they’re concerned about pushback from college boards or donors, said Raymond E. Crossman, president of Adler University.

Mr. Crossman, who is outspoken about many social issues, including LGBT rights, said he thinks that’s a mistake. In particular, he said, higher-education leaders have a responsibility to speak out on human-rights issues.

"I think that campus communities want to see authentic leadership; I think they want their leaders to act as people," Mr. Crossman said. "When we’re administrative robots, I think ultimately that confuses folks."

Dr. Crossman is President of Adler University and co-founder of LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education.

Read Indiana College Presidents Speak Out Against ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

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