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BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are you concerned that Rhode Island had the two highest-compensated private-college...

Retiring Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley made more than $6.2 million in 2017. Former Johnson & Wales University Chancellor, CEO and President John...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bryant’s Machtley, JWU’s Bowen ranked highest-compensated private-college leaders in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – A soon-to-be retired leader of a Rhode Island-based private university is ranked as the nation’s highest-compensated private-college president, while a former private...
EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, Mim L. Runey will succeed John J. Bowen as the third Johnson & Wales University chancellor in the school's 104-year history. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Runey installed as Johnson & Wales chancellor, kicks off ‘new era’

PROVIDENCE – Mim L. Runey took the reins at Johnson & Wales University Tuesday, becoming the school’s third chancellor in its 104-year history, during...
THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education has released new information on the compensation of more than 1,400 private school chief executives across the nation in 2016. / COURTESY CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Paxson, Bowen, Machtley remain top 3 highest-paid R.I. school chief executives...

PROVIDENCE – Each of the top three 2016 highest-paid Rhode Island private school executives were compensated more than $800,000 that year, with the highest...

Runey to succeed Bowen as JWU chancellor

PROVIDENCE – Mim L. Runey, who has served as the Johnson & Wales University Providence campus president and chief operating officer since 2011, will...
EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, Mim L. Runey will succeed John J. Bowen as the third Johnson & Wales University chancellor in the school's 104-year history. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Runey to succeed Bowen as JWU chancellor

PROVIDENCE – Mim L. Runey, who has served as the Johnson & Wales University Providence campus president and chief operating officer since 2011, will...

Challenges define success

Opening and closing facilities represent the best and worst duties of a corporate executive. New facilities offer the opportunity to start fresh and, in...
LASTING LEGACY: As chancellor, president and CEO of Johnson & Wales University, John J. Bowen has employed a “we” mentality as opposed to an “I” mentality when it comes to leadership, resulting in a strong team at the school he says will be preserved when he retires at the end of the year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 2, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Johnson & Wales CEO John J. Bowen says the most dramatic change in his 44 years at JWU is its ability to graduate students with a manageable debt, growing its discount rate for first-time, full-time students from 20.7 percent in 2003-2004 to 54 percent today. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Retiring CEO John Bowen has helped JWU expand and prosper. What...

For 44 years, John J. Bowen has been a fixture in the Johnson & Wales University community. In January, the chancellor, president and CEO...
LOOKING BEYOND: Johnson & Wales University leader John J. Bowen has seen dramatic changes in the school’s size and ambitions in his 40-plus years there and expects that its upward trajectory will continue after he retires at the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Bowen leaves a legacy of never being satisfied with the present

When John J. Bowen arrived at Johnson & Wales University to teach in its brand-new culinary program, the school had about 1,000 students, all...

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