The Perceptions and Lived Experiences of African American Male Presidents in California Community Colleges
Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School of Education
Organization & Leadership EdD
Richard Johnson III
Current research has shown racial disparities and inequities among African American men who desire to be community college presidents in California, or already hold the position. This study explored why California has only 7 African American community college presidents on 115 campuses; how to overcome obstacles to attain the presidency position; what life/work experiences assists current presidents in their leadership positions in higher education, as well as each president’s trajectory that ultimately led them to the presidency. The study explored factors that have kept African Americans out of higher education leadership roles such as the presidency.
Robinson, T. L. (2018). The Perceptions and Lived Experiences of African American Male Presidents in California Community Colleges. Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/diss/419