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ERIC Number: ED311847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-4
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Changing Job of the President.
McPhail, Irving P.
The multiple roles of a contemporary Black college president are discussed and defined, focusing on the changing role of the president. Like their White counterparts, presidents of the nation's 117 historically Black colleges have seen their roles evolve as they have become savvy promoters, competing aggressively for students and philanthropic dollars. The nine key areas in which presidential leadership has been most critical in catalyzing a renaissance at LeMoyn-Owen College are reviewed, noting the importance of a blended style of presidential skills and a strategic plan in sustaining the drive toward excellence and equity in institutional renewal. These areas are as follows: board development; administration; fund development; community outreach (public responsibility); faculty and staff competence; positioning the college; curriculum renewal; enrollment management; and outcomes assessment. It is indicated that the power of the presidency at this school has not lost power and is unique in institutions that are in crisis and needing to undergo major transformations of mission, structure, and curriculum. As a Black college, LeMoyne-Owen College has made the commitment to elevate the expectations of the youth from the surrounding inner-city community and to prepare them for lives of productivity, leadership, and responsible citizenship. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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