Diversifying the Presidency

GA&A partner Jan Greenwood is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article on efforts to diversify leadership in higher education:

More colleges and universities are moving toward confidential searches, according to recruiters. Public searches tend to draw fewer applicants from comparable institutions as well as fewer applicants who are women or minorities, said Jan Greenwood, an executive search consultant who is co-owner and partner at Greenwood/Asher & Associates in Miramar Beach, Fla.

“I think perhaps women and minorities are more concerned about a backlash if they are a candidate for a position and don’t get the offer, and possibly being damaged back on their home campus,” she said. “It’s not a matter of better or worse, one way versus another. It’s simply a matter of, ‘Do you want to see people from all kinds of backgrounds in the pool?’”

Read the rest of the excellent article on the Inside Higher Ed website:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/03/cal-state-nearly-doubles-number-presidencies-held-women