Findings are from confidential in-depth interviews with 42 trustees, representing 29 boards responsible for a total of 143 public comprehensive universities, and confidential in-depth interviews with 45 presidents of public comprehensive universities. The interviews with trustees were conducted between August 2014 and January 2015, and those with presidents were conducted between September 2014 and January 2015. Interview participants were invited through a process that combined random selection with selective targeting of governing boards and schools.

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