In the Spring of 2021, the
Wheelhouse research team interviewed a diverse set of 21
California community college CEOs to understand and document
their efforts and capacity to lead their institutions to become
more equitable and racially just.
The resulting research brief, Leading as Myself:
California Community College CEO Reflections on Personal and
Institutional Growth Across a Year of Racial Reckoning,
features candor on progress and ongoing challenges as campus and
district leaders work to address institutional barriers to
equity. They responded to questions about their progress to find
their own “voice” in leading conversations about race; about
developing faculty and staff capacity to address racism and bias;
about efforts to increase faculty diversity through hiring; and
about evolving a curriculum that speaks to the lives and
experiences of the students their institutions serve.
Download the brief.
This brief is the sequel to an earlier brief, Toward a More Perfect
Institution: Reflections from California Community College
Leaders on Racism, Anti-Blackness and Implicit
Bias, published in August 2020.