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Leaders Wanted! The Skills Expected and Needed for a Successful 21st Century Historically Black College and University Presidency
Journal of Black Studies (2016)
  • Sydney Freeman, Jr.
  • Dr. Felecia Commodore
  • Marybeth Gasman
  • Courtney Carter
Abstract
This  study  examines  the  21st-century  Historically  Black  College  and
University (HBCU) presidency. First, we gathered information on the skills needed for the 21st century HBCU president. Then, we examined the background of future HBCU presidents. Through an analysis and discussion of the responses of current HBCU presidents, trustees, and presidential search consultants, we determined what skills are pertinent for HBCU presidential hopefuls to attain. Lastly, we made recommendations, based on our findings, regarding the skills needed for HBCU presidential aspirants to not only reach the presidency but to perform well upon doing so.
Keywords
  • HBCU,
  • leadership,
  • higher education,
  • presidents
Publication Date
June 6, 2016
DOI
10.1177
Citation Information
Sydney Freeman, Felecia Commodore, Marybeth Gasman and Courtney Carter. "Leaders Wanted! The Skills Expected and Needed for a Successful 21st Century Historically Black College and University Presidency" Journal of Black Studies (2016) p. 1 - 22
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sydney_freeman_jr/43/