Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 60: Women's Leadership in Education: University Presidents
Susan R. Madsen
Women's leadership in education: University presidents One of the most critical challenges that all organizations face today is the shortage of prepared, effective, and ethical leaders, and this is indeed the case within higher education. A subset of this overarching challenge includes specific concerns related to preparing, hiring, maintaining, and supporting senior women administrators. The fairly recent appointment of Drew Gilpin Faust as the first female president of Harvard University has definitely ignited a plethora of media articles, reports, and stories on women's leadership in colleges and universities across the United States and beyond. In past years the appointment and service of other women presidents and chancellors have also sparked the interest of the public and media, including Susan Hockfield (MIT), Molly Corbett Broad (former president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina and new president of the American Council on Education), Nanerl O. Keohane (Duke University), Shirley Jackson (Rensselaer ...