ERIC Number: ED393325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
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Women Presidents in U.S. Colleges and Universities. A 1995 Higher Education Update.
Touchton, Judy G.; Ingram, Deborah
This brief publication presents data on the status of women as presidents and heads of colleges and universities in the United States in four tables using national data from a range of institutions and associations. Table 1 shows women's share of chief executive officer (CEO) positions in regionally accredited institutions, branches, and affiliate campuses, by institutional type and control. Table 2 shows women's share of CEO positions in system offices, commissions, and state departments of higher education. Table 3 shows women CEOs by race and by size of institution. Table 4 shows number of women CEOs at institutions, branches, and affiliated campuses between 1975 and 1995. An executive summary lists highlights of the data such as the following: (1) a total of 453 women, representing 16 percent of all presidents, now head U.S. colleges and universities, and that share of college and university presidencies has more than tripled in the last 20 years. Explanatory notes describe criteria for inclusion and major data sources. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Women in Higher Education.
Identifiers: Chief Executive Officers; State College and University Systems