Monday, August 27, 2018

Interactive CEO Tenure Dashboard Shows Some Narrowing
of Gender Leadership Gap

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Community College League of California (League) releases the 8th Update of its CEO Tenure & Retention Study.  Since 1995, the League has conducted the CEO Tenure & Retention Study to understand the trends and implication of turnover and retention of district and college leadership on organizational stability.

The 8th Update provides an overview of tenure rates across the California Community Colleges’ history and demographic trends through an in-depth report and interactive data dashboard. The report observes a narrowing gender gap in CEO positions over the last 30 years. Women now comprise 39% of CEO position at California Community Colleges.

The 8th Update also finds that between 2010 through 2013, turnover among CEOs was higher as colleges recovered from the Great Recession. Significant changes in overall CEO turnover are observed over the last 50 years with the pre-1970 mean tenure of 9.7 years down 30% to 6.7 years post-1970s.

The 8th Update is the first version of the study to feature a dynamic dashboard with visual representations of over 100 years of California Community College chief executive officer tenure data. The dashboard is an interactive infographic that allows users to filter the data to observe changes across time among different regions, districts, colleges, and individual executives, stratified by gender and ethnicity.

The CEO Tenure & Retention Study and Dashboard can be viewed at: To read the CEO Tenure & Retention Study, 8th Update, click here.

For a summary of the report's findings join the League for a webinar on the CEO Tenure & Retention Study on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

CEO Tenure & Retention Webinar
August 29th at 10:00 a.m.
Webinar Audio: Dial (669) 900 6833 
Meeting ID: 816 929 98 


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