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Models of higher education leadership and application to women leaders

Introduction The proportion of college and university presidents who are women continues to rise. However, while women are relatively well represented within community colleges, they are significantly underrepresented as presidents of four-year institutions, especially major research universities. Many reasons for this disparity have been suggested, one of which is the belief that conceptions and models of leadership generally exclude the unique strengths and leadership styles of women. From a review of the literature, this paper will identify the various leadership traits and behaviors that are believed to be the domain of women more than men. In addition, this paper will identify three popular models of higher education leadership and analyze the extent to which they do or do not apply to... Show More


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