A fundamental change in hiring college presidents is unfolding

From Higher Ed Dive: “The length of presidential tenure is shortening…More presidents are leaving their positions before completing their first terms…Female presidents have become more prevalent, but we see little change in racial and ethnic representation in the college presidency. In our research, 5% of those hired in 1975 were female, compared to 23% in 2005 and 29% in 2015…The fundamental change? During 1995, only 28% of the ads named a search firm. Ten years later, the use of search firms had nearly tripled, with 79% of the ads naming a search firm. By 2015, the end of the 50 academic years we examined, 92% of the advertised presidential searches in The Chronicle included the name of an executive search firm or consultant.”

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