One of the obvious, and sometimes over powering, obligations of the college president is that of speech-making. There are people who seem to believe that college presidents can speak on almost any subject at the drop of a hat. Since trustees, "friends of the college," and public relations are involved, for one to refuse even the impossible is difficult. So the average college president speaks once or twice a week and this in addition to whatever other commitments he may have on and off the campus. He can either learn to speak with comparative ease or his life is miserable.
Anderson, Paul R.
"Another College President Speaks on Speech,"
The Gavel of Delta Sigma Rho: Vol. 37:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/gavel/vol37/iss1/14