Dr. Roger Parrott – Opportunity Leadership

President, Belhaven University

"That is our plan: To be ready for opportunities."

Dr. Roger Parrott has developed a unique leadership style and college growth path that discards traditional long range destination planning. Built on trust, embracing speed and looking for opportunities, Dr. Parrott and Belhaven University have changed the culture of their operations away from traditional models of university growth plans. In this very engaging episode of Rebuilding the American Dream, Dr. Parrott shares some of those insights, the benefits gained by becoming a more agile institution and practical ways to make changes across campus cultures.

Dr. Parrott is a third generation college president, first accepting the role at age 34. Belhaven is one of the fastest growing and most innovative colleges, serving 5,000 students, including an online campus in China and was named one of “America’s Best Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. ​ ​​Dr. Parrott was named one of “The 10 Most Visionary Education Leaders of 2021” by Education Magazine. Dr. Parrott’s new book, Opportunity Leadership: Stop Planning and Start Getting Results was released February 1, 2022 and can be found wherever books are sold. Learn more at https://www.opportunityleadership.com

February 2 2022

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