"Lombardi is a man who has been to the rodeo. He has served as a university president more than once. He has clearly learned every step of the way, has thought about the university, and produced a well-crafted, well-articulated text that will help to inform the uninitiated and add insight even to those with extensive experience on campus. This is the book that all university presidents wish our trustees, donors, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and faculty had read during their first week on the job. This is not a good book; this is a very good book."