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Interviewing Gay Candidates


“Given the unsettled state of higher education, it is precisely the time for our institutions to recruit leaders who can best serve, no matter their backgrounds or orientations. Any comprehensive leadership search will likely have lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender individuals on its candidate slate. LGBT candidates have reached the highest levels of college and university leadership, including the presidency. The group LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education, formed in 2010, has grown to more than 60 openly LGBT presidents serving a variety of institutions. Progress has been made, and LGBT executives are more at home in academia than they have ever been.

“Yet there is still farther to go – as there is with other underrepresented groups – in how LGBT candidates are treated as they interview and pursue leadership positions.”

Read More: Karen M. Whitney and Jon Derek Croteau



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