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The Journeys of Five Latino/a Community College Presidents

Show simple item record Lopez Sustaita, Felipe 2015-08-26T18:33:33Z 2015-08-26T18:33:33Z 2014-05-01
dc.description Thesis (Ed.D. in Community College Leadership) -- Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2014. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from pdf version of thesis. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative research study was to acquire knowledge about the journeys of five Latino/a community college presidents from Texas and the Midwest region. This research study was conducted because there is minimal scholarly work on Latino/a leaders in community colleges. This is a critical topic today because community colleges currently serve over 50% of the U.S. Latino student population, and yet there is a disproportion between Latino/a students attending community colleges and Latino/a community college presidents. t is well noted that over the past two decades the U.S. has experienced a significant demographic change. Over the past 10 years, Latinos have become the largest minority group in the country; however, they continue to be significantly underrepresented at all levels of higher education. Therefore, the purpose of the in-depth interviews was to encourage and motivate other Latino/as to dream of becoming community college presidents someday. Story-telling plays a significant role in the Latino culture. This research study provides rich dialog about the five Latino/a presidents’ family history, challenges, and leadership attributes. The research study also offers insight regarding the current leadership gap between Latinos and non-Latinos. In summary, the findings indicate that there are several similarities among the participants, regardless of whether they live in Texas or in the Midwest region. However, it is important to note that each participant had a distinct pathway to the presidency. Finally, there were five themes that emerged from this research study: family, mentors, perception that kindness is a weakness, overcoming adversity, and leadership attributes. en_US
dc.format.extent 142 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.subject Community colleges en_US
dc.subject Community college presidents. en_US
dc.subject Hispanic-Americans. en_US
dc.subject Families. en_US
dc.subject Mentors. en_US
dc.subject Leadership attributes. en_US
dc.subject Adversity. en_US
dc.subject Perceived weaknesses. en_US
dc.title The Journeys of Five Latino/a Community College Presidents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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