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A Survey of Changes in the Composition of College and University Governing Boards During 1968-1969

Hartnett, Rodney T.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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Educational Administration, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Surveys


A survey of the presidents of 536 institutions participating in a 1968 study of college and university trustees was conducted to determine what changes, if any, had occurred in the composition of their governing boards in the direction of greater representation of groups not previously found in such positions. The data suggest that very few institutions--only 3 percent of the national sample--added students or faculty members to their boards during the 18 months since the time of the original trustee study. Increases in trustees from other groups not previously well represented on governing boards, however e.g., Black Americans, women, people under the age of 10 were substantial. Differences between types of institutions are noted.

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