According to ACE’s 2012 American College President Study, only 26 percent of college presidents were women as of 2011. That means the needle has been moved just three percentage points since 2006. And because the total number of minority presidents hasn’t grown substantially either, the proportion of all presidencies held by minority women also remains low.
The status of women in the college presidency is the subject of a new ACE infographic released in conjunction with ACE’s Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership initiative.
In January, ACE launched a national call-to-action campaign asking presidents of colleges, universities and related associations to commit to help achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women.
To date, over 379 presidents and chancellors have signed on.