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Grocery Store Politics: Leading the Rural Community College
Community College Journal of Research and Practice
  • Pamela L Eddy, College of William & Mary
Document Type
Article
Department/Program
Education
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract
Rural America is characterized by decreasing populations, increasing poverty, limited economic growth, and limited access to cultural events. The context of the rural environment makes leading colleges in these locations different than in larger, more urban regions. The research reported here investigated the experience of rural community college leaders to determine more about the phenomenon of how they constructed their leadership given their rural context. Findings indicate less anonymity for rural community college leaders, a reliance on relationship building to accomplish goals, and a smaller local peer network to aid in reflecting upon the duties of the president.
DOI

10.1080/10668920701242670

Citation Information
Pamela L Eddy. "Grocery Store Politics: Leading the Rural Community College" Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 31 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 271 - 290
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pamelaeddy/14/