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ERIC Number: ED559868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 188
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3033-3253-1
Latina Women: How They Succeed Factors That Influence the Career Advancement of Latina Women in Higher Education
Crespo, Noemi
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
Demographic changes among the Hispanic population across the United States depict evidence that there is a need across all segments of higher education to develop a diverse pool of administrative leaders that are representative of the rapidly changing population. This study aims to understand Latina women in higher education, their career paths to higher education, and the role of leadership development programs in preparing the next generation of Latina leaders. The pipeline of Latinos that currently hold administrative positions in higher education is only a small subset of higher education administrators. Looking at ways to increase the numbers and the quality of Latina women in leadership positions is relevant today for American institutions. By understanding the factors that contribute to the success of Latina women in higher education, it is more replicable in improving the pipeline of Latina administrators in higher education. Leadership development programs provide an example of existing opportunities to train leaders of tomorrow. Programs offered by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) are among the most well-established programs that have historically played an active role in preparing women for leadership positions in higher education. The (ACE) women's leadership forums, the ACE Fellows program and the Higher Education Research Services (HERS) leadership institutes play in active role in preparing the higher education's leaders for tomorrow. All participants in this study will have participated in one or more of the aforementioned leadership development programs. Understanding the advancement patterns of Latina women is important to filling the gaps in leadership needed in higher education. [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
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Language: English
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