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ERIC Number: ED518255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 165
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-5270-7
Ascension Patterns and Experiences of Past and Present Female Trustee Board Chairpersons at Independent Colleges and Universities in a Southern State
Ricks Scott, Heather Inez
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mercer University
The purpose of this study was to examine the ascension patterns and experiences of past and present female board of trustee chairpersons at independent institutions in a southeastern state. Although females continue to account for more of the college student population and obtain more degrees than males, females are severely underrepresented in higher education leadership roles in comparison to their male counterparts. There is great disparity in the numbers of women represented in leadership roles on the governing boards of public and independent institutions. Through an examination of collective experiences of women in the board chair role, the researcher sought to gain insight into the factors related to women attaining the role of board chairperson. Supported by feminist theory and guided by four research questions, a qualitative study using in-depth interviews allowed the researcher to gather information about the experiences of women who have successfully attained this high level of leadership. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States