Applying a fit perspective to college presidential turnover and selection

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Aim/Purpose The role of college presidents has become increasingly critical, yet their tenure<br>as institutional leaders have decreased over the last half century, leading to<br>institutional instability and an expensive search process for new presidents.<br>Scholars have sought to understand this phenomenon by focusing on either<br>presidential characteristics, or institutional characteristics, with few approaches<br>that examine both.<br>Contribution This article posits that our understanding of presidential departure and selection<br>is in need of a more holistic and theoretically sound approach. This paper<br>presents a structured literature review college presidential turnover that<br>illustrates the limited approaches taken to understand this challenge.<br>Recommendations<br>for Practitioners<br>The conceptual framework presented here provides practitioners with specific<br>areas to focus on when seeking to measure fit with their current/ future presidents.<br>This is beneficia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-93
JournalJournal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017


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