Next Article in Journal
Networked Social Enterprises: A New Model of Community Schooling for Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Facing Challenging Times
Next Article in Special Issue
A Review of Research Evidence on the Antecedents of Transformational Leadership
Previous Article in Journal
Creating a Community Rather Than a Course—Possibilities and Dilemmas in an MOOC
Open AccessArticle

“How It’s Done”: The Role of Mentoring and Advice in Preparing the Next Generation of Historically Black College and University Presidents

College of Education, Old Dominion University, 218 Education Building, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
College of Education, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 3819 Chestnut Street, St. Leonard’s Court, Suite 140, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Department of Sociology, 456 Hardy Road, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Jess L. Gregory
Educ. Sci. 2016, 6(2), 19;
Received: 2 May 2016 / Revised: 6 June 2016 / Accepted: 14 June 2016 / Published: 21 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Leadership: A Global Perspective)
The college and university presidency is one of the most coveted positions in academe. Due to the projected retirements of current Historically Black College and University (HBCU) presidents, the researchers interviewed 21 current presidents, institutional board members, and presidential search firm personnel to explore what current HBCU leadership identifies as important mentoring/mentee practices, mentoring/mentee opportunities, and professional advice for HBCU presidential aspirants to consider. The findings, based on the coding and analysis of semi-structured qualitative interviews, revealed that self-awareness, focusing on the essential aspects of the job and not merely the perks, openness to being mentored and willingness to shadow a successful leader, experience in serving in various administrative capacities, participating in professional leadership development activities, earning of a terminal degree, displaying humility, understanding academic politics, and learning how to present oneself as an executive is important in the preparation of a leader of an HBCU. View Full-Text
Keywords: leadership; mentoring; HBCU leadership; mentoring; HBCU
MDPI and ACS Style

Commodore, F.; Freeman, S.; Gasman, M.; Carter, C.M. “How It’s Done”: The Role of Mentoring and Advice in Preparing the Next Generation of Historically Black College and University Presidents. Educ. Sci. 2016, 6, 19.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop