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ERIC Number: EJ800833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Forming a Pipeline to the Presidency
Lum, Lydia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n7 p13 May 2008
Many efforts have helped increase the number of women and ethnic minorities in college presidencies the past two decades, but Asian Americans have not kept pace with other historically underrepresented demographics. In fact, Asian American presidents are barely replacing themselves on the national landscape as they retire. This fact appears even more stark when considering that Asian American faculty outnumber other minority instructors; meaning they clearly have an ample pool to produce executive leadership. According to Dr. Leslie Wong, President of Northern Michigan, it is the source of their pessimism. Wong was one of only five Asian Americans heading U.S. public universities in 2005, according to Asian American Council on Education (ACE). Wong and his counterparts continue to reach out to mentor Asian American faculty and mid-level administrators, hoping to form some semblance of a pipeline into the presidency, especially with early waves of baby boomers poised to retire in 2010. This article reports the causes why there has been a dearth of Asian American presidents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan