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shortening tenures over the past century along with more presidents that are nearing
retirement age. The impending exodus of college presidents will make it all the more
important to find optimal processes to select replacements for these presidents.
The literature referenced in this chapter, points to the importance of long
presidential tenures for facilitating insitutional stability, orderly innovation, growth and
change, and constituant buy-in. The literature previously mentioned also underscores
changing types of presidential search processes as well as growing expenses and
expanding demands for presidential searches to produce an executive officer that is
going to remain with the institution for a longer number of years. This study attempts to
assertain which of the selection processes is most successful in producing greater
longevity in community college presidents.
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