Boston Business Journal
By Max Stendahl
October 1, 2018
A new report on gender diversity among leaders at Massachusetts colleges and universities calls out more than a dozen institutions that have never had a woman president or chancellor and that have fewer than one-third of their board seats held by women.
The nonprofit Eos Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, found in the first-of-its-kind “power gap” study that women hold just 31 percent of president and chancellor roles at Massachusetts schools. That’s despite the fact that women represent 57 percent of all college and university students in the commonwealth.
The lengthy report includes a list of 14 Massachusetts higher-education institutions that have never had a woman president or chancellor and do not count a “critical mass” of women on their board — a roster that turns up some big names in Bay State higher education.