Perceptions of transformational and transactional leadership at historically black colleges and universities

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College and university presidencies have become increasingly more complex under the weight of enormous internal and external changes. That complexity is significantly amplified at Historically Black Colleges and Universities whose presidents lead institutions that are significantly under-resourced amid decreases in state and federal funding and increases in academic costs. This study surveyed middle and senior managers at HBCUs to determine their perceptions of the college and university presidents. The results suggested that the HBCU presidents under examination largely exhibited transformational leadership characteristics. The results also suggest that male participants had higher individual consideration scores than female participants, suggesting that the presidents under review were perceived to have more interests in the Individual Concerns of their male employees vs. their female employees.

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Higher education administration