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ERIC Number: ED552970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 118
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-1052-1
Trailblazers: An Examination of Community College Black Women in Senior Level Administrator Roles--Their Stories through Their Eyes
Williams-Bruce, Tameka Lazette
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This paper explores how Black women who work in senior level administrative positions at community colleges were able to establish successful career paths. The literature review draws from the theoretical framework of critical race theory, the Black feminist thought, and critical race feminism. The use of counter-stories establishes a platform for Black women community college administrators to share their lived experiences. They share experiences of marginalized treatment, challenges and career development advice. They also reveal their perceptions of critical race theory and how their experiences align with its assertions. This research solidifies the value of sharing lived experiences and provides direction for overcoming challenges, coping with adversity, and professional approaches to challenges. This information is valuable to institutions and will allow them to gain a better understanding of the experiences of their women leaders who are Black, as well as provide insight to strategies that assisted in the development and growth of these leaders. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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