Author

Roger Kelley

Defense Date

3-7-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Jeffrey T. Bitzer

Committee Member

Joseph A. Borrell

Committee Member

Gibbs Y. Kanyongo

Keywords

College public relations, College student newspapers, Independence of college student newspapers, Presidential leadership style

Abstract

This study provides a literature review of presidential leadership styles, how college presidents communicate with constituencies, shared student governance and independence of student newspapers. The study involved two surveys: one to Pennsylvania college public relations directors and a second to Pennsylvania college student editors. The combined survey results examined whether presidential leadership style affected interactions with faculty, administration and student newspapers. The study concluded that the type of presidential leadership style did not correlate with interactions with student newspapers or the paper's coverage of the president, that there was no correlation between the independence of newspapers and its treatment of the president and that an institution's religious or secular structure had no influence on the president's interactions with the student newspaper.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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