Women's presence in educational administration at the college and university level increased in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, but the higher education administration remains a male-dominated field. Women administrators also face a gender gap in salary, gender segregation in terms of types and levels of positions held, and more limited opportunities for advancement. Women are clustered in lower level and less visible positions, and while promotion rates have increased with gender equity legislation, many they are often limited to certain career tracks. Women administrators also face the challenges of having few role models and of gendered expectations and management styles.

Women in higher administration work in a variety of positions and administrative units, such as academic, student, business, or external affairs. The percentage of ...

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