As community colleges prepare for the new century, they confront the major challenge of expanding administrative opportunities for minorities. With the nation's demographics changing rapidly--and with community colleges enrolling significant percentages of students from Latino, African American, and Asian American backgrounds--it is practically and ethically imperative for two-year institutions to have administrations that reflect the diversity of the United States. This volume of New Directions for Community Colleges presents essays that explore the problem of minority underrepresentation in community college administrations across the country and suggests concrete strategies for establishing a campus environment that is conducive to administrative diversity. When a campus embraces pluralism as a central part of its institutional ethos, it can overcome the myriad obstacles to administrative diveristy and increase the number of minorities serving in key leadership positions.
This is the 95th issue in the journal series New Directions for Community Colleges.