Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name



Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Claudette Williams


The purpose of this study, a comparative analysis of selected characteristics, was to determine any similarities or differences in the career profiles of females who have been appointed college/university presidents within the past twenty years.

Further, the secondary purpose of this study was to formulate a suggested career development model for women, especially women of color, who aspire to become leaders of institutions of higher learning in the 21st century and beyond.

The data from the questionnaire were collected and coded to compare the relationship, if any, among the selected personal and situational variables by the calculation of means, percentages and frequencies, relative to the three research questions and hypotheses. Tables were used to display the data.

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