Women underrepresented in state university leadership, study finds

The Daily Free Press
By Laura Al Bast
September 20, 2018

The Eos Foundation released a report Thursday that revealed a lack of gender parity in the leadership of higher education institutions in Massachusetts.

The report on the women’s power gap in higher education looked at the diversity of university leaders in the 2017 to 2018 academic year. In the study, the foundation discovered that although the majority college students are women, only 31 percent of higher education institutions have a female president. Additionally, only one out of 15 state universities in Massachusetts has a female president.

Christy Mach Dubé, co-author of the report and director of major initiatives at the Eos Foundation, which aims to increase the number of diverse female leaders in Massachusetts and assist children in poverty, said a series of articles about Salem State University’s 2017 presidential search motivated Eos to pursue this topic of study.

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