American College President Study

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ACE's American College President Study (ACPS) has long served the higher education community as the most comprehensive, in-depth, and frequently cited source of information about the college presidency and the higher education leadership pipeline. Conducted approximately every five years since 1986, ACPS captures important data on presidential demographics, search and selection processes, career trajectories, duties and responsibilities, and many other important topics. Through generous support from the TIAA Institute, ACE published the 2017 edition, along with an accompanying interactive data explorer that can be used to view historical ACPS data back to 2001.

Related Publications
Leading the Way to Parity: Preparation, Persistence, and the Role of Women Presidents
Leading the Way to Parity: Preparation, Persistence, and the Role of Women Presidents
This brief offers recommendations to increase representation of women among college presidents, and argues that meaningful parity will only be achieved when women not only reach the presidency, but are set up to succeed and endure in the position.
Innovative Leadership: Insights from the American College President Study 2017
Innovative Leadership: Insights from the American College President Study 2017
This brief shares examples of how innovative higher education leaders work collaboratively with campus stakeholders, build and strengthen networks, and turn their challenges into successes.
Voices from the Field: Women of Color Presidents in Higher Education
Voices from the Field: Women of Color Presidents in Higher Education
This brief shares four interviews with women of color who are serving as presidents or chancellors of colleges and universities.
Gender Equity, Leadership Pipeline
Minority Serving Institutions, Leadership Pipeline | 03/25/2019
Diversity and Inclusion, Gender Equity, Leadership Pipeline, Policy and Research, Data-Enabled LEadership | 08/14/2017
Data-Enabled LEadership, Leadership Pipeline, Policy and Research, Diversity and Inclusion | 12/04/2017
Leadership Pipeline, Policy and Research, Data-Enabled LEadership | 10/01/2018
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