Women at the Top: What Women University and College Presidents Say about Effective Leadership

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Stylus, 2009 - Education - 157 pages
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Inspirational because most women who read it will see themselves trying to balance their competing family priorities with career paths and can say, I can do this too. The future looks bright indeed for women who aspire to leadership roles in higher education, and this deeply personal and reflective book will serve as a guidebook and resource for other women who seek leadership roles in the nation s colleges and universities."?Teachers College Record"Educational leadership students and instructors of higher education should look to Women at the Top as a wonderful complement to their leadership and organizational behavior class texts."?The Journal of Higher Education"

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About the author (2009)

Mimi Wolverton graduated from Northern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a minor in geology in 1967. She encountered no women on the faculty in either department. That year, women in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) accounted for 8 percent of PhDs. and less than 25 percent of baccalaureate degrees. After working a number of years in heavy construction, she earned both an MBA and a PhD in education leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University and spent several years in academia, retiring in 2007 as a full professor.

Beverly L. Bower is Professor of Higher Education, Don A. Buchholz Endowed Chair, and Director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education, University of North Texas.

Adrienne E. Hyle is Professor of educational leadership at Oklahoma State University.

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