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Community College Leadership and Administration

Theory, Practice, and Change

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Carlos Nevarez and Luke J. Wood

This book, a training tool for the 21st-century community college leader and administrator, deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned. Both timely and comprehensive, the book develops new models that are focused on facilitating leadership innovation, and encourages both formal and informal leaders to become active agents for change. A relevant case study, written by an experienced community college leader, follows each chapter. This book will be useful for courses in administration, leadership, management, and related areas, and presents contemporary skills for anyone who is a leader and/or administrator in an organization.
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

“Carlos Nevarez and J. Luke Wood have taken the important first steps in bringing the education of community college administrators into the 21st century. From its survey analysis beginnings to its case study presentations, this book goes beyond war stories to a higher level of theorizing the role of administrators in this rapidly growing segment of the nation’s education system.”

—Gene V. Glass, Regents’ Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University

“Leadership of America’s community colleges continues to be one of higher education’s greatest challenges. Carlos Nevarez and J. Luke Wood have focused on exactly the right combination of talents and skills the next generation of presidents and administrators will need to successfully lead our community colleges in the future.”

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