ERIC Number: EJ794723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Women Redefining Leadership
Valdata, Patricia; Mendoza, Veronica P.; Lum, Lydia; Hawkins, B. Denise; Pember, Mary Annette; Nealy, Michelle J.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n3 p16-22 Mar 2008
From the first female president of the American Council on Education (ACE) to the first female and Hispanic president of Texas A&M University, women have been appointed to a number of high-profile presidencies over the past year. Yet, according to ACE's "The American College President" report for 2007, women and people of color still occupy comparatively few presidencies. Furthermore, female presidents are largely concentrated at community colleges and least likely to head research universities. In this article, female presidents leading a cross section of institutions are represented and speak candidly, offering words of wisdom regarding leadership skills, professional goals and presidential aspirations.
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Leadership, College Presidents, Minority Groups, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews, Administrator Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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