ERIC Number: ED269054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities, Life Style, Spouses, Two Year Colleges
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.