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ERIC Number: ED113001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-16
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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A Community College President--What's That? Forum 45.
Cosand, Joseph P.; And Others
This document compiles the Forum 45 major address and the responses of three reactors. Dr. Cosand's paper seeks to define what constitutes a top quality community college president. There are many styles of presidential leadership; however, the possibility of a president's providing strong and enlightened leadership depends on his effectiveness in listening, planning and research, delegating responsibility, and on his personal integrity and consistency. The president, by nature of the office, has the never-ending responsibility of coping with both internal and external problems, including problems on the board, with other administrators, with the faculty, and with students. In addition, there are continuous problems of differing complexities to work out with the community, with local and state politicians, with business, industry, labor, the professions, and the media. The first reactor, the president of a small rural college, amplifies upon Dr. Cosand's remarks, especially with respect to the relationship between the college and the state and federal governments. The second reactor defines the setting as the dictator of the extent to which certain skills are requisite for effective leadership. The third reactor provides his own definition of a community college president, based on Dr. Cosand's model. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Papers presented at Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Seattle, Washington, April 16, 1975)