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Hiring provosts who will be immediately charged with budget-cutting presents dilemma for presidents, who debate whether task is best suited for someone new. Partner Jan Greenwood on the subject: "One could paint a picture where you went out and got one of those [slash and burn] types and brought them in and created absolute havoc. But when you hire someone who has an excellent reputation working with people and working through tough, tough issues, then that's a different proposition." Read more on Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/10/22/provosts