Effective Leadership at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: Critical Attributes and Principles



This chapter holistically examines critical attributes and principles of effective leadership as they relate to an institution with a designation of serving a large population (>25%) of ethnic minority students. It focuses on a variety of dimensions of the highly complex phenomena of leading an institution of higher education in the twenty-first century, addressing the multiple stakeholders including administrators, faculty, staff, and community. Persisting challenges will be identified as well as recommendations that may be helpful to other institutions in pursuit of going beyond an enrollment status (Hispanic-Enrolling/Hispanic-Serving Institution) designation to one known for its graduation status (Hispanic-Graduating Institution). Exemplars of successful practice as well as resources for useful references will be shared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Council of Graduate SchoolsWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Texas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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