This action-oriented handbook has been created for governing boards and senior administrators who understand that investing in people is a priority -- one that higher education cannot ignore. The book presents a process by which each element of the higher education environment can actively contribute to the development of strong leaders. The authors illustrate examples of successful leadership development as a responsibility shared between the institution and the individual. In detail, the book presents specifics on how a flourishing leadership development environment must rely on active assistance from the governing board, the president, senior administrators, academic deans and mid-level academic administrators, administrative managers and professional staff, department chairs, and faculty. Investing in Higher Education also discusses the range and value of off-campus programs and features 62 successful and inexpensive leadership development ideas.