The growing number of women college presidents
The days of the college presidency as a job for men is quickly becoming outdated as more and more women step into the role. At the recent Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, there were 23 female presidents in attendance—almost half of the total 50 attendees. Furman president Elizabeth Davis was among the seminar attendees and she was quoted in an article published on the Harvard University website about being Furman’s first female president. “The notion about being the first is so interesting to so many people, but what I like to say about being the first is that it implies there will be more,” Davis says.