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ERIC Number: EJ788937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-22
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
2 Colleges, 2 Presidents, One Marriage
Wilson, Robin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n24 pA1 Feb 2008
Like most university presidents, Irvin D. Reid is used to having his wife at his side during important events at Wayne State University. She has been here to help greet donors during celebrations of the capital campaign and has attended every football homecoming game during his decade-long presidency. But since last month, Mr. Reid has been learning what the other half of the presidential equation is like. His wife, Pamela Trotman Reid, just became head of Saint Joseph College, hundreds of miles away in Connecticut--making him a presidential spouse. The move turned the Reids into one of a handful of academic couples to hold two college presidencies at the same time. And they may be the only dual-career African-American presidents ever. In this article, "The Chronicle" asked the Reids to offer advice to one another as Pamela Trotman Reid becomes a college president and her husband, Irvin D. Reid, who is already a college president, becomes a presidential spouse as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Michigan