Community College Journal of Research and Practice
The leadership crisis in community colleges has led to speculation on who will lead these colleges in the future and how best to prepare leaders for these positions. Traditionally, little research occurred regarding midlevel administrators despite the fact that the majority of presidents come from within the ranks. The findings from this research show that midlevel administrators have little desire to move into top-level positions. Colleges need to consider how to make leadership more attractive and begin developing leaders for future openings.
Garza Mitchell, Regina L. and Eddy, Pamela L., "In the Middle: Career Pathways of Midlevel Community College Leaders" (2008). Articles. 58.