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ERIC Number: ED269054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 248
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-02-933170-6
The Community College Presidency.
Vaughan, George B.
Drawing from interviews and survey data related to career and lifestyles, leadership, and spouses, this book explores the community college presidency. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the characteristics and roles of those currently occupying the position. The socioeconomic and family backgrounds of today's community college presidents are discussed in chapter 2, while chapter 3 explores various paths taken by presidents to their current positions. In chapter 4, the roles and responsibilities of the president are presented. Chapter 5 defines and clarifies the president's role in governance, while chapter 6 looks at the satisfactions, successes, and failures of the community college presidency. After chapter 7 examines stress and burnout, chapter 8 explores the role of the community college president's spouse. This chapter also includes "Being There: One Spouse's Perspective," an essay by Peggy A. Vaughan. Chapter 9 delineates the leadership qualities, personal attributes, and abilities required of a successful president. Tenure in office, professional activities, and post-presidential careers are discussed in chapter 10. The final chapter provides a brief postscript concerning the characteristics and attitudes of community college presidents. A bibliography is included. (MPH)
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.