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ERIC Number: ED522251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-3833-0
Community College Trustees in Michigan: The Experiences of Four Women
Newman, Denise Dawn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University
Community colleges continue to employ more women and provide education to more women than men, and although women are becoming more prevalent than they used to be in many executive roles at these institutions, there are still fewer women who are board of trustee members than men. Trustees at community colleges in leadership positions in these institutions are unique because they are elected or selected from the community which they serve. This study provides the experiences of four women who are trustees at community colleges in the State of Michigan, and their perception of their role as trustees. Each of the four women share how they were approached to either run for an open position, or apply to a term that was not fulfilled by someone else; share how they were oriented and trained for the trustee position; explain how they view their role on the board; describe their relationships with the other trustees and the president that serves them; and how the trustee role affects their personal and community relationships. Leadership and feminist theories are discussed, as are ways of knowing described by Belenky, et al. (2007) to interpret how these women view their role as a trustee. [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; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan