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A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr. Aug 2011

A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Since the election of the first American college president in 1640—Henry Dunster of Harvard College—the position of president has been one of extreme responsibility and high visibility. There are many questions regarding how best to prepare individuals to attain this role (Chandler, 2006). Individuals come to the presidency from a variety of environments. Some come from corporations, some from governmental settings, and others come through traditional academic venues, having received doctoral degrees in an academic field of study. Recent data from the American Council of Education (2008) reported that over 40% of college and university presidents have earned a doctoral …