Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The X factors for presidential leadership of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities: A comparative study
by Melson, Richard J., Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2014, 235; 3634585
Abstract (Summary)

Recent empirical research and literature in higher educational leadership posited a sharp increase in the vacancies of college and university presidencies in the near future. To complicate this problem further, the literature also indicated a significant shortfall in the number of qualified candidates to fill this leadership vacuum. The purpose of this research study was to consider the X factors for presidential leadership of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) compared to the presidents of public universities and other private colleges in the U.S. The primary research question sought to understand the characteristics and differences of the presidents of CCCU member institutions compared to the presidents of public universities and other private colleges, and focused on seven facets of college and university presidents including: (a) demographics; (b) career paths; (c) educational background; (d) search and hiring processes; (e) duties; (f) characteristics of long-serving presidents; and (g) job satisfaction. The dataset provided by the American Council on Education's The American College President 2012 research study was used to determine if statistically significant differences exist between the presidents of CCCU member institutions and the presidents of public and other private colleges and universities. The results from this research study indicated there were statistically significant differences between the presidents of CCCU member institutions compared to the presidents of public universities and other private colleges with regard to demographics, career paths, search and hiring processes, duties and characteristics of long-serving presidents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dutschke, Jeremy
Commitee: Clark, David, Kavli, Suzanne
School: Dallas Baptist University
Department: Leadership Studies
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 76/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Higher education
Keywords: Academic leadership, American council on education (ace), College and university president, Council for christian colleges and universities (cccu), Leadership, President
Publication Number: 3634585
ISBN: 9781321152111
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