Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19: Leadership Challenges and Strategies

Melissa A. Odegard-Koester, Toni Alexander, Lesli K. Pace


Reduced state appropriations and academic program prioritization compounded the pressure on institutions of higher education while responding to COVID-19. This situation has put leaders in uniquely challenging positions. This article, drawing on autoethnographic approaches, summarizes the first-person experiences of women leaders in this setting. Particularly, their reflections regarding the experiences of planning and implementing their COVID-19 responses will be discussed. Recommendations to address the challenges faced will also be illuminated.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v4n4p104


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