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Effective Leadership: A Toolkit for the 21st-Centry Historrically Black College and University President
(2016)
  • Dr. Levon T. Esters
  • Amanda Washington
  • Dr. Marybeth Gasman
  • Dr. Felecia Commodore
  • Briana O'Neal
  • Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr.
  • Courtney Carter
  • Chris Jimenez
Abstract

This report is aimed at HBCU presidents, administrators, staff, educators, and researchers interested in effective leadership strategies at HBCUs. It is at once a toolkit, with recommendations for developing the types of leadership skills and expertise we believe are necessary for strong HBCU presidents, as well as an analysis of the complex political, social, and educational landscape faced by decision-makers at HBCUs in the 21st century. In many ways, HBCU presidents face similar challenges and require skill sets similar to other university presidents, so some of these recommendations apply universally and may seem commonplace. However, HBCU presidents also face unique situations and require particular expertise to be effective. This report delves into the specific ways in which HBCU presidents can engage with common educational leadership challenges as well as challenges exclusive to HBCUs.
Keywords
  • HBCU,
  • College President,
  • Higher Education Leadership
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter 2016
Citation Information
Levon T. Esters, Amanda Washington, Marybeth Gasman, Felecia Commodore, et al.. "Effective Leadership: A Toolkit for the 21st-Centry Historrically Black College and University President" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sydney_freeman_jr/34/