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McNair, Delores E.; Duree, Christopher A.; Ebbers, Larry – Community College Review, 2011
Although much has been written about preparing community college leaders, little is known about how presidents believe they might have better prepared for the role. Using presidential narratives from a national study, this article describes how presidents perceive gaps in prior preparation and offers recommendations to support the professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1978
Outlines the roles of the Board of Trustees, representing community needs, and the community college president, selected for his leadership abilities in employing human and financial resources. Concludes that their interaction depends largely on characteristics of the president, including the ability to foresee consequences of an action; and to…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Community Colleges
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Dever, John T. – Community College Review, 1997
Describes Peter Senge's learning organization model for creating effective organizational structures and its applicability to leadership in higher education institutions. By examining Senge's views on the ideal leader, the author concludes that the model disregards two important aspects of educational leadership: political adeptness and a strong…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College Administration
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Wharton, Lawrence E. – Community College Review, 1997
Describes leader behaviors that create a constrained and negative institutional climate, illustrating those behaviors with detailed scenarios. Urges leaders to maintain formal and informal communication channels to monitor how their behavior is perceived, and to use this information to develop positive leadership behaviors that can change…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Change Strategies
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Roe, Mary Ann; Baker, George A. – Community College Review, 1989
Examines the roles and competencies of community college chief executive officers (CEO's). Discusses aspects of leadership and followership, and leader-follower interchange. Urges CEO's to assess themselves as leaders, identify and provide for the training of future leaders through planned mentoring and professional development. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents
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Kirkland, Travis P.; Ratcliff, James L. – Community College Review, 1994
Presents four case studies of the effects of changing chief executive officers (CEOs) on community colleges' effectiveness, culture, and structure, seeking to determine whether CEO succession phenomena in other contexts might generalize to community colleges and relate to governing boards' actions in the presidential selection process. (Contains…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Case Studies, College Presidents