Ensuring diverse leadership in top college administration positions
For the past two years, Kristina Johnson has served as president of The Ohio State University. So, it came as a surprise last week when she announced she would be resigning at the end of the academic year.
Ohio State's Board of Trustees will begin searching for the university’s 17th president.
A college president is responsible for overseeing both the academic and administrative operations for the institution.
They also serve as the public face of the school. However, a new study finds college president searches tend to favor white men.
Coming up, we’ll look at what goes into the search for a college president and strategies for ensuring greater diversity in leadership at colleges and universities.
- Roderick McDavis, managing principal for AGB Search, which offers executive search, interim search, and compensation evaluation services for higher education institutions; he also served as President of Ohio University for 13 years
- Judith Wilde, research professor at Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in Virginia
- Estela Mara Bensimon, founder of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California
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