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ERIC Number: ED022430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 4
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The Junior College President.
Roueche, John E.
Junior College Research Review, v2 n10 June 1968
With new junior colleges opening at the rate of more than one per week and the estimated demand for new chief administrators subsequently reaching 100 annually (between 1965 and 1980), a shortage of qualified personnel to serve in top administrative positions has become evident. Most presidents are selected from within their respective states, 52.8% have master's degrees, 44.1% have doctorates, and junior college presidents generally are 50 to 53 years of age. Slightly more than half (50.4%) of the presidents come from the junior college field, and of this number all but 1% come from the public junior college. Others are drawn from 4-year colleges and universities (15.9%). Increasingly, junior college presidents are being drawn from fields other than higher education. At the level of their highest degrees, most presidents specialized in some area of professional education other than higher education while 8.4% majored in higher education (including junior college administration). Today's junior college president, in addition to being somewhat older than was his predecessor of previous decades, has attained a higher degree of education, has acquired more administrative experience in higher education, and has had more junior college experience. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.