The Well Campus: An In-Depth Look

President to President is a higher education thought leadership series written by university presidents for university presidents. Each year, the series focuses on a different aspect of the higher education experience. The 2022-2023 edition of President to President, titled “The Well Campus: An In-Depth Look,” offers a thoughtful examination of what it means to have a “well” campus. 

Beyond broad strokes about wellbeing, President to President explores the various dimensions and applications of wellness and examines how having a “well” campus depends on meaningful improvements to the lives and experiences of students, faculty, and staff.  This series dives deep into the various dimensions of a “well” campus, which include physical and mental health, as well as academic, intellectual, moral, and interpersonal well-being. Authors share insights into how the physical environment, resources and programs available to students, and positive relationships with the surrounding community all contribute to creating a “well” campus. 

We have all asked how long it will take to emerge from these unusual times, and the answer is: as long as it takes. By asking the right questions, we will not only recover but grow stronger; and by taking a holistic view of campus culture, enrollment and retention, finances, and legacy, we will focus on all of the moments and experiences that make time spent in higher education meaningful and long-lasting. 

Each chapter of President to President is authored by a notable higher education thought leader at the forefront of innovative philosophies and practices that give their institution a competitive advantage. Frequently published higher education authors Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., and Marylouise Fennell, Ed.D., serve as executive editors for this series. Each month, one chapter will be distributed and promoted electronically, as well as posted on www.president2president.com. At the end of the series, the foreword and chapters will be published into a thought-provoking collection and made available as a reference resource.