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Thanks to all of you that have already participated in my dissertation survey about your
experiences with the presidential search process. In order, to optimize the number of
participants, I am resending the message below with a link to the survey. If you are one of the
approximately 150 people who have already responded, the survey software will prevent you
from completing the survey again. If you haven't already responded, I would be very
appreciative if you did so.
Because of the increasing importance of recruiting and retaining skilled college presidents, I
have chosen to conduct my dissertation research on the relationship between presidential
hiring methods and presidential tenure. My name is Constance Howells and I am a doctoral
candidate at The University of North Texas as well as Dean of Planning, Research and
Institutional Effectiveness at Eastfield College.
You could greatly assist my research by responding to a short survey at the link below. If you
chose to participate, I estimate that it will take approximately 10 minutes. All responses will be
confidential and used only in aggregated form for the actual dissertation or in related
The secure survey link is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDFG725. If you have
questions or would like to follow-up on my research you can use the contact information
below. Thank you so much for your time and assistance!
Constance L. Howells
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research
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