Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. In a troublingly stagnant portrait, the latest national survey of college presidents finds a profession dominated by white men who have hardly changed in more than a quarter century. They're just older, writes Jack Stripling for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Today's typical college leader is a married white male with a doctorate in education. He is 61 years old, up from 60 years old in 2006, according to the American Council on Education's latest survey, "The American College President 2012", which indicates that racial and ethnic minorities, who represent 13% of college presidents, are slightly less prevalent than they were in 2006, when 14% of college leaders were members of minority groups.
Full report on The Chronicle of Higher Education site
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