Diversity in academic leadership: the gap at the top

Despite all of the affirmative action policies and unconscious bias training at universities, something is still amiss.

Dean Barbara Crow and Alice Pitt (Vice-Provost, Academic, York University) discuss the lack of diversity amongst leadership in post-secondary institutions. Currently, women hold only 25 percent of university presidencies or equivalent, and there is limited data on other equity seeking groups. In the piece, the pair examine how 'unconventional' backgrounds and experiences can still produce leadership talent and provide recommendations for university search committees when looking to fill senior leadership roles.
 
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