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ERIC Number: EJ1092302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Guiding Light: How Community College Presidents Can Ensure Their Vision Lives On, Even after They Move On
Pierce, Dennis
Community College Journal, v85 n6 p26-28, 30, 32 Jun-Jul 2015
Community college presidents often get advice about how to land a job or, once hired, how to be more effective leaders, but they do not hear as much about their role in preparing their institutions for life after their service. Three successful community college presidents share how they left a legacy at their respective community colleges by establishing a culture that served the institutions well and enabled the institutions to thrive in their absence. This article provides community college presidents with an exit strategy for stepping down successfully: (1) Establish a culture of success and develop the talent who will carry on the college's mission; (2) Stay long enough to make a difference; (3) Do not overstay your welcome; and (4) Do not be a lame duck.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Illinois; Maryland; New York
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