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100 1  Steinke, Korine 
245 10 Madwoman, queen, and alien-being:  The experiences of 
       first-time women presidents at small private colleges 
300    220 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-
       02, Section: A, page: 0489 
500    Adviser:  C. Carney Strange 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Bowling Green State University, 2006 
520    This study examined the experiences, challenges, and 
       transitions of eight college and university presidents who
       were the first women senior executives at their respective
       institutions. A qualitative research method, following the
       principles of the constructivist paradigm, was used as the
       underlying framework. Two in-depth sequential interviews 
       were conducted with each president. Case studies were 
       created for each participant and were aggregated to form 
       the basis for these results 
520    Most of the participants in this study did not plan to 
       become presidents. Usually the role emerged as a 
       possibility later in their careers, while priorities---
       such as being with their families, remaining 
       professionally challenged, and serving others---shaped 
       their career directions. Although cognizant of gender, 
       most did not believe that it significantly impacted their 
       presidencies; yet because in each case, a woman, instead 
       of a man, was appointed for the first time, several 
       changes and adjustments occurred. In their view, the 
       influence of gender was essentially peripheral, meaning 
       that it affected major operations and concerns less than 
       smaller matters located on the edge of their agendas. The 
       professional demands of the presidency inevitably affected
       their personal lives, and finding a balance between 
       professional and personal responsibilities often proved 
       challenging. Several factors, such as individual 
       management strategies or the kinds of external services 
       employed, impacted the personal demands placed on them. 
       The greatest challenges frequently related to the state of
       the institution when they assumed the office, addressing 
       various leadership issues, and resolving intrapersonal 
       issues. The participants recommended that presidential 
       candidates be articulate and adept regarding financial and
       philanthropic issues, acquire a broad understanding of 
       higher education, prepare for the magnitude of the 
       position, and gain various leadership skills 
520    More attention needs to be paid to the mentoring and 
       leadership opportunities women receive, while governing 
       boards require education regarding non-traditional career 
       paths. Before assuming a presidency, women need to examine
       their support systems, while assumptions about the 
       position need to be analyzed. Further research should 
       consider how the presidency affects personal relationships
       and explore the impact of institutional context, race, and
       generational influences on the experiences of first-time 
       women college presidents 
590    School code: 0018 
590    DDC 
650  4 Women's Studies 
650  4 Education, Administration 
650  4 Education, Higher 
690    0453 
690    0514 
690    0745 
710 20 Bowling Green State University 
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