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Navigating The Career Pipeline: Experiences Of Female Community College Presidents, Andrea Allen Deal
Theses and Dissertations--Education Science
Despite holding a majority of lower and middle management positions in public two-year institutions, women still hold only one-third of current community college presidencies. This study explored the gendered phenomenon of navigating the career pipeline in higher education to reach the office of community college president. The purpose of the study was to examine the educational backgrounds and career paths of recently-appointed female community college presidents, as well as the barriers and sources of support they encountered while navigating the career pipeline.
A phenomenological approach was utilized for this qualitative study. Data was primarily collected using semi-structured interviews. Additional sources ...