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1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Community College President

ISBN 9780367533519
Published May 27, 2021 by Routledge
220 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This practical resource helps aspiring leaders demystify the challenges associated with becoming a community college president.

Building on existing scholarship and research related to historical origins of the community college, this book explores the role and function of the presidency, discusses existing demographics and the importance of meeting the needs of a diverse student population, and unpacks the required competencies and leadership challenges related to becoming a community college president.

Including real voices from award-winning and current presidents as well as a step-by-step approach to attaining the position, this is an important resource that speaks to the needs of today and tomorrows’ community college leaders.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to the Community College: Historical Footprints  1. Historical Footprints  2. Ancient Roots of the College President and a Contemporary Genera  3. Contemporary President Profiles  4. Multiple Generations of Community College Leadership Revisited  5. Student and Faculty Profiles  Part II: Building Leverage to Get the Job  6. Steps to the Presidency: A Basic Review  7. Understanding the Context  8. Develop and Cultivate a Network  9. Understanding and Preparing for the Interview Process  10. Job Announcement Description and Analysis  Part III: Stories from the Field  11. Lived Experiences of California Community College Buttimer Recipients  12. Lived Experiences of Sitting Community College Presidents  13. Comparative Profiles - Buttimer Awardees and Sitting College Presidents  14. The Story of Clementine  Part IV: Competencies for the Future  15. Guides to Building 21st Century Competencies  16. Keeping the Job and Performing with Distinction  Part V: New Directions  17. Changing Practices and Moving the Field Forward  18. Key Take Away and Concluding Remarks

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Edward J. Valeau, Author, is Superintendent President Emeritus of Hartnell Community College, California, USA.

Rosalind Latiner Raby, Contributing Editor, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Northridge, USA.