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A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education

Women face unique challenges as they move into senior leadership roles at colleges and universities. This guide provides them with the frank, supportive advice they need to advance their careers and lead with excellence.

For years, Marjorie Hass, now the president of Rhodes College, was approached by women in higher education looking for advice and support as they took on leadership roles and navigated challenging career paths. Eventually, she began offering online seminars so she could meet in small groups to answer questions and encourage women to develop mutually supportive relationships. In A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education, Hass draws on her sixteen years of senior leadership experience, her work with national higher education organizations, and her mentorship work with dozens of women to address fundamental issues women face when they lead in higher education.

Aiming to level the playing field by giving women the insightful, supportive advice they need to advance in their careers and to lead with excellence, Hass combines practical information with career coaching. In this frank guide to launching, building, and advancing your academic career, Hass addresses a wide range of topics, including

• deciding whether academic leadership is for you
• developing a personal leadership style
• becoming comfortable with power, ambition, and personal voice
• navigating patriarchal assumptions
• finding joy in leadership work
• gaining experience with budget management, revenue generation, personnel management, and fund-raising—no matter your current job title
• effectively managing conflict
• aligning personal and career values and goals
• winning your next job
• and much more

Women at any stage of their academic leadership career will find this guide insightful, useful, and empowering, as will anyone interested in supporting women leaders and diversifying leadership in higher education.

About the Author

Marjorie Hass, the president of Rhodes College, is the former president of Austin College and the former provost of Muhlenberg College, where she was also a professor of philosophy. She is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities' board of directors and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Committee on Women Athletes.

Endorsements

"A great practical addition to the literature on leadership in the academy, this book will be of interest to women who are in faculty roles in higher education and to those women who aspire to the highest levels of leadership. Hass takes a personal and well-rounded approach to professional development that considers all aspects of readers' identities."

- Teresa M. Flannery, author of How to Market a University: Building Value in a Competitive Environment

"Providing guidance and support for women who aspire to significant leadership roles in higher education, this appealing, inviting book offers the kind of thoughtful, experience-based, practical advice and guidance that I think many women would find very helpful. The book does not read like a manual; it reads like the words of a mentor."

- Ann E. Austin, Associate Dean for Research, Michigan State University, coauthor of Building Gender Equity in the Academy: Institutional Strategies for Change

"Marjorie Hass provides compelling insights into the nature of academic leadership. At a time when diverse voices in higher education are more critical than ever, she offers both practical advice and inspiration for women seeking advancement in the academy."

- Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

"Marjorie Hass provides sound advice to women at all stages of their career in an approachable and conversational manner. Unlike other books on leadership, Marjorie's guide engages the reader through a series of compelling and refreshingly honest personal vignettes. Highly recommended reading for women as they navigate a career in the academy."

- Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Dean, Burnett Honors College, University of Central Florida

"Marjorie Hass is one of academe's brightest lights. Her impact as a campus leader is great, and her advocacy for women in leadership is even more impressive and important. May this new book light the way for more women to find their way into leadership in higher education."

- Jay Lemons, President, Adademic Search / President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Susquehanna University

"This book offers an honest and accessible narrative to support women as they discern their future in academic leadership. Rather than proposing a one-size-fits-all theory, Hass encourages leaders to determine their own authentic passions and ambitions. Her purposeful focus on inclusion provides a necessary and powerful opportunity for diverse women to see themselves in the leadership pipeline."

- Mary Dana Hinton, President, Hollins University

"Open any page of Marjorie Hass' A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education, and you will find nuggets of wisdom relevant to your life and work. It is not only an excellent guide, but a series of well-told truths about the experiences of women in academic leadership: how we understand and hold power, how we approach and transform conflict, how we navigate disrespect (including the well-intentioned kind). Hass gives us a helpful chapter on finding joy in our work—but it should be said that the entire book is itself a way of finding joy in academic leadership. For every woman whose vision and creativity have landed her in a leadership role, whether she is at the beginning, middle, or end of her career, this book is a rich and inspiring resource."

- Laurie Patton, President, Middlebury College
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