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Hiring factors of a two-year public college president in the State of Ohio


2005 2005

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether the hiring factors of a two-year public college president in the State of Ohio are changing. Selected college presidents and trustees at two-year public colleges were interviewed regarding key factors in hiring presidents, and how their views of these factors were changing. Nine Presidents and seven trustees of two-year public colleges in Ohio participated in the study. Nine themes emerged from the study on the categories of administrative, financial, advocacy, and other hiring factors. Four themes were consistent over time and five themes were changing.

Themes consistent over time. (1) Personnel matters, strategic planning activities and providing overall leadership. (2) Budget development, monitoring and adjustment were skills needed by presidents, especially with a reduction in state support. (3) Advocacy had always been part of the president's job, especially for partnership building. (4) The skills needed by a two-year college president cannot be prioritized as they are all crucial for success, with leadership being the key ingredient that holds them together.

Themes indicating change. (1) More emphasis on adapting to the changing mission and priorities of the college. (2) A new hiring factor was that of being an educational leader interested in teaching and learning, hiring other leaders and communicating a culture of change. (3) Presidents need to be more skilled in fund raising and philanthropy by being more entrepreneurial. (4) Fund raising experience and being astute financial planners were identified as skills of increased importance. (5) A change had occurred with an increased emphasis on advocacy with good communication skills to garner support internally, and be an effective advocate with external constituents.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Community colleges;
Curricula;
Teaching;
Higher education
Classification
0275: Community colleges
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education, College president, Hiring, Ohio, Public school, Two-year
Title
Hiring factors of a two-year public college president in the State of Ohio
Author
Aboudiab, Doreyd
Number of pages
163
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542287411, 0542287412
Advisor
Joekel, Ronald
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3186844
ProQuest document ID
305456881
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305456881
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