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Higher Education Administration

Series

2005

GSE Publications

Policy and Administration

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The Dilemma Of Presidential Leadership, Robert Birnbaum, Peter D. Eckel Jan 2005

The Dilemma Of Presidential Leadership, Robert Birnbaum, Peter D. Eckel

GSE Publications

Every decade, about five thousand persons serve as college or university presidents. Over a term of office averaging less than seven years, the president is expected to serve simultaneously as the chief administrator of a large and complex bureaucracy, as the convening colleague of a professional community, as a symbolic elder in a campus culture of shared values and symbols, and (in some institutions) as a public official accountable to a public board and responsive to the demands of other governmental agencies. Balancing the conflicting expectations of these roles has always been difficult; changing demographic trends, fiscal constraints, the complexity ...


Letters To The Editor: More To The Story, Laura W. Perna, Sharon Fries-Britt, Jeffrey Milem, John Williams Jan 2005

Letters To The Editor: More To The Story, Laura W. Perna, Sharon Fries-Britt, Jeffrey Milem, John Williams

GSE Publications

Editor-We are writing to comment on your article, "A Mixed Blessing? Critics object to Mississippi's settlement of a 1975 anti-segregation lawsuit involving the state's 'historically black universities' " (National CrossTalk, Summer 2004). While shedding light on the "desegregation" of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi, the article could also mislead readers about the extent to which colleges and universities in the 19 southern and southern-border states are providing equal educational opportunity to blacks.