Our Universities: The Great, Gray Fountain

Eighth in the series, Follow the money

Retirements trim budgets. Retirements without assessment of individual contribution to attaining mission may reduce operating costs. Important as that is in an environment of scarcity, budget trimming alone represents a wanting accomplishment if it diminishes mission.

“Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.”

Bernard M. Baruch