Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name



Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Melanie Carter


This study examined, from a qualitative approach, the impact of vision, personal philosophies and ideologies on the institutional administration of selected HBCU presidents. The study was based on the premise that a president's vision directly influenced their ability to lead their institution as it related to the following areas: institutional administration, academic affairs, student affairs, personnel administration and financial management. The researcher found that vision had a direct and profound impact on the actions of the selected HBCU presidents and further found that each of the five areas of emphasis was guided by the presidents vision. The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest that the vision of an HBCU president must be formally and informally disseminated not only to faculty, staff and students of the institution, but also to the public at large in order to realize the vision and goals set by both the president and administrators of HBCUs.

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