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ERIC Number: ED531282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-5661-2
Roles, Responsibilities, Celebrations, and Post-Presidency Aspirations of Female College Presidents
Jacks, Almeda Rogers
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson University
The purpose of this study was to determine roles and responsibilities of female presidents of higher educational institutions, how they celebrate their professional and personal accomplishments, and their post-presidency aspirations. Females in their first presidency positions in either a private or public four-year institution were interviewed for the study. The collective case study tradition was used to capture thick, rich descriptions of eight cases. Within-case analyses were conducted for each participant, followed by a cross-case analysis, with major themes emerging. Nine themes emerged based on the research findings. These themes included (1) becoming the institution; (2)complex financial responsibilities,; (3) involvement in community, state, regional, national associations; (4) family and personal responsibilities; (5) personal sacrifices; (6) family and personal sacrifices; (7) celebrations of accomplishments; (8) post-presidency aspirations; (9) strategies for post-presidency plans. Recommendations for females who aspire to become a college president are detailed. Suggestions for future research are presented. [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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