Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award

3-2021

Department

Educational Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Abstract

The topic of this dissertation was the hiring practices of college and university presidents. This particular study focused on a rural college in the Southeast United States and perceived governance as it pertains to selecting a president to lead the institution. This qualitative study utilized a case study format to answer the question of the relationship between hiring a university president and the influence of governing board members, key faculty and staff, student/alumni leaders, and individuals that have the knowledge or were associated with the hiring practices of the university president at a rural university in the southeast United States. Data were collected through a series of interviews and the use of historical documentation such as board minutes and newspaper articles.

Keywords: chief executive officer, college and university presidents, leadership, board of directors, superintendents

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