Schapiro among top 10 most popular college presidents

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

University President Morton Schapiro has been named one of the top 10 most popular college presidents in the country, according to ratings released by a jobs and careers website.

The site, Glassdoor, based the ratings on a survey of Northwestern employees, posing the question, “Do you approve of the way your CEO (president/chancellor) is leading the company?” Schapiro came in at number 10 in the country, with an approval rating of 90 percent.

Presidents from the University of Maryland, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University tied for the top spot, with all receiving a 100 percent approval rating.

The ratings are part of Glassdoor’s “University Report Card,” an annual evaluation of the working conditions at 50 of the largest colleges across the country. The survey also ranked universities based on general employee satisfaction. Brigham Young University took the number one spot, followed by California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Schapiro was named the 16th president of NU in 2008 and began serving his term during the 2009-2010 academic year. He succeeded Henry Bienen, who served as president from 1995 to 2009.

Schapiro also teaches undergraduate economic courses and holds appointments in the School of Education and Social Policy and the Kellogg School of Management. He previously served as president of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., from 2000 to 2009.

— Lauren Caruba