Rethinking and Reframing Leadership of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Distributed Perspective

De Witt Scott, Resche Hines
2014 Creative Education  
In recent years, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have experienced a decline in enrollment and prestige. Several leading scholars attribute this to societal shifts that have challenged the historical mission of HBCUs. Higher education's current environment demands a transformation of how HBCU leadership is administered if these institutions are to survive. Distributed leadership focuses primarily on the process of leadership rather than the traditional perspective of a
more » ... l perspective of a single, dynamic leader at the top of a hierarchical chain, as is typically experienced at most HBCUs. This paper will contend that distributed leadership is an effective leadership strategy for the maintenance, sustainability, and advancement of HBCUs.
doi:10.4236/ce.2014.513128 fatcat:dyhn2l2wi5f5xh5ned66dqnb2i