Joseph King and Brian C. Mitchell, Leadership Matters: Confronting the Hard Choices Facing Higher Education (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022). Published January 4, 2022.

Brian C. Mitchell and W. Joseph King, How to Run a College: A Practical Guide for Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, and Policymakers. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). An Amazon best seller.

In their new book, Leadership Matters: Confronting the Hard Choices Facing Higher Education, W. Joseph King and Brian C. Mitchell build on their decades of higher education experience to argue that colleges must modernize and monetize their practices and assets and link explicitly to the world beyond the college gates...[MORE]


Making Leadership Matter

Inside Higher Ed

Presidents Behaving Badly

Inside Higher Ed


Getting Down to Business in Difficult Days

Inside Higher Ed, Rick Gaumer and Brian Mitchell


The Responsibility of Choosing a College President in Times of Crisis

Trusteeship magazine, Brian C. Mitchell


Coronavirus Closures Pose Refund Quandary

Inside Higher Ed


Are You Ready for a Recession? Bull markets do eventually end

Chronicle of Higher Education


Capital projects: 5 ways to pay – How colleges and universities are financing campus construction

University Business


Our college sports system is broken. Do we have the guts to fix it?

Boston Globe magazine


Rural Colleges’ Lenders of Last Resort

Inside Higher Ed


Boston is the Nation’s College Capital.  Here’s How to Keep It That Way

Boston Globe Magazine, Brian C. Mitchell and W. Joseph King


America’s colleges and universities have a serious revenue problem

The Hechinger Report, Brian C. Mitchell


How a seemingly basic technology is driving the university of the future

eCampusNews, Rick Gaumer



Business Officer, Rick Gaumer


The New Rules of Engagement: It’s time for boards of trustees to look at the way they govern themselves

Academe, Brian C. Mitchell


Brian Mitchell wrote regularly about the changing higher education landscape  for The Huffington Post for more than five years. His articles are available online.


Research Reports

Strengthening the Transfer Pathway (Boston: Edvance Foundation, 2015). The largest study undertaken in the United States (414 institutions) of transfer practices and protocol between 2-year colleges and 4-year private colleges and universities). Contact us  directly for a copy of the report.