Strong, effective, and innovative leadership is critical for institutions of higher education, especially for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Indeed, research and examples have shown leadership instability among some types of MSIs, while discussions and research on effective leadership for other MSIs is noticeably absent from the extant literature. In this volume, noted experts, researchers, and leaders discuss opportunities and challenges for leadership across the full range of MSIs, while creating a dialogue on leadership models and best practices. Chapters explore issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions(HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). This book helps higher education and student affairs scholars and administrators unpack contemporary leadership issues and strategies, and synthesizes best practices to help MSI leaders increase the effectiveness and sustainability of their institutions.

part I|72 pages

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

chapter 2|27 pages


Valuable – Yet Substantially Impaired – Institutions

chapter 3|19 pages

Student Affairs Administrators

A Catalyst for HBCU Transformation

chapter 4|16 pages

Avoiding Forced Turnover(s)

Best Practices for HBCU Senior-Level Executive Recruitment

chapter 5|9 pages

Paul Quinn College

Servant Leadership in Action

part III|29 pages

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

chapter 9|12 pages

Tribal College and University Leadership

Overcoming Challenges through Service and Collective Leadership

chapter 10|16 pages

Tribal Colleges and University Leaders

Warriors in Spirit and in Action

part IV|57 pages

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

chapter 11|19 pages

Leadership is More Than a Checklist!

Exploring Leadership at AANAPISI Community Colleges

chapter 12|13 pages

AANAPISI Leadership

Perspectives from the Field

chapter 13|9 pages

Setting the Stage for Change

Emerging Knowledge on Leadership at MSIs

chapter 101|3 pages


Twenty-first Century Leadership at Minority-Serving Institutions