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ERIC Number: EJ867361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Our Vision. Our Value. Infusing Diversity into College Leadership
Eke, Kenoye
Community College Journal, v79 n5 p14-19 Apr-May 2009
Diversity is an important goal for any college. A healthy mix of men, women, and people of different races and ethnic and religious backgrounds breeds interaction and readies students for life and work. But it takes more than just students to achieve the right mix on campus. The most progressive colleges also strive for diversity from within and at the highest echelons of leadership. In this article, the author analyzes the latest research to show how far U.S. colleges have come--and how much farther they must go--to realize the true value of diversity. To fully achieve the vision and live the values of diversity, community colleges must widely expand the search for talent. This could be achieved through these six means: (1) define talent broadly; (2) look in different places; (3) attend to the pipeline; (4) construct an equitable search process; (5) increase board diversity; and (6) foster successful presidencies. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A