A Look at Black Female College Presidents

March 2002
Black Issues in Higher Education;3/28/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p27
Presents a list of Afro-American women college presidents. Portia H. Shields of Albany State University in Georgia; Vivian M. Presley of Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi; Dorsey L. Kendrick of Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut.


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