1st Edition

Effective Leadership at Minority-Serving Institutions Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for Leadership

    248 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Strong, effective, and innovative leadership is critical for institutions of higher education, especially for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Indeed, research and examples have shown leadership instability among some types of MSIs, while discussions and research on effective leadership for other MSIs is noticeably absent from the extant literature. In this volume, noted experts, researchers, and leaders discuss opportunities and challenges for leadership across the full range of MSIs, while creating a dialogue on leadership models and best practices. Chapters explore issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions(HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). This book helps higher education and student affairs scholars and administrators unpack contemporary leadership issues and strategies, and synthesizes best practices to help MSI leaders increase the effectiveness and sustainability of their institutions.



    Chapter 1: Contextualizing the Need, Importance, and Relevancy of Exploring Opportunities and Challenges of Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Andrew T. Arroyo, Taryn Ozuna Allen, Tiffany F. Boykin, & John Michael Lee

    Part I: HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

    Chapter 2: Student Affairs Administrators: A Catalyst for HBCU Transformation, Edward M. Willis

    Chapter 3: Shaping Narratives in a Time of Trial: Strategies for Effective HBCU Leadership in the Face of Challenges, Brian K. Bridges & Krystal L. Williams

    Chapter 4: Wounded Institutions: Opportunities and Strategies to Rehabilitate HBCUs, Kofi Lomotey

    Chapter 5: HBCU Leadership in a Post-Ferguson World, Dwaun J. Warmack

    Part II: AANAPISIs (Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions)

    Chapter 6: Leadership is More Than a Checklist, Lori Adrian, Kathi Hiyane-Brown, & Naomi O. Story

    Chapter 7: AANAPISI Leadership: Perspectives from the Field Robert T. Teranishi, Robert A. Underwood, & Cynthia M. Alcantar

    Part III: HSIs (Hispanic Serving Institutions)

    Chapter 8: Boldly Accelerating Student Success Through Servant Leadership, Joseph Castro

    Chapter 9: HSIs as Incubators of Innovation in Incorporating Diversity, Jozi De León, Tracy Arámbula Ballysingh, & Christine A. Nelson

    Chapter 10: Hispanic-Serving Institution Community Colleges, Magdalena H. de la Teja & Robert Aguero

    Part IV: TCUs (Tribal Colleges and Universities)

    Chapter 11: The Contemporary Tribal College President, Ginger Stull & Marybeth Gasman

    Chapter 12:Tribal Colleges and University Leaders: Warriors in Spirit and in Action , Cheryl Crazy Bull

    Part V: Conclusion

    Chapter 13: Setting the Stage for Change: Emerging Knowledge on Leadership at MSIs, Andrew T. Arroyo, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer Taryn Ozuna Allen, Tiffany F. Boykin, & John Michael Lee


    Robert T. Palmer is currently Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University, USA.

    Dina C. Maramba is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Claremont Graduate University, USA.

    Andrew T. Arroyo is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Co-Director for Learning Communities, and Program Director for the Career Pathways Initiative at Norfolk State University, USA.

    Taryn Ozuna Allen is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

    Tiffany Fountaine Boykin is Assistant Dean of Student Services at Anne Arundel Community College, USA.

    John M. Lee, Jr is Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at Elizabeth City State University, USA.

    "This book centers Minority-Serving Institutions as critical spaces for the emergence of innovative leadership approaches to serve students from diverse backgrounds. In a time of demographic transformation in the U.S., the scholarship in this book enhances our understanding of the contributions of leaders in Minority-Serving Institutions, while recognizing the diversity of challenges they face."
    -Anne-Marie Nuñez, Associate Professor, Educational Studies, The Ohio State University, USA

    "The editors of Effective Leadership at Minority-Serving Institutions have developed a hallmark publication. They have assembled an impressive set of contributors who investigated hot topic items at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Most importantly, they provided separate treatment across the diversity of MSIs to empower practitioners and policy makers with good decision-making information."
    -Jerlando F L Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director, Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA