The Journal of Research on the College President is a peer-reviewed, annual publication devoted to academic research on all aspects of the college presidency.

Published online each December, the journal strives to expand the understanding of the changing role of the college presidency, especially considering the multiple demands placed on the leadership position.

The journal is interested in all types of college presidencies, ranging from for-profit leadership and community and technical college presidents to presidential leadership at even the most prestigious research universities. Further, the journal is interested in nomenclature of institutional leadership, and is interested in manuscripts that differentiate between presidential titled positions and those using “chancellor” titles.

The journal defines “the college president” as encompassing all aspects of college leadership.

Current Volume: Volume 7 (2023)



A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Presidential Longevity
Shelley B. Wepner, William A. Henk, and Nora C. R. Broege


Presidents and Student Success: Repositioning to a Student-Centered Institution
Charles P. Ruch, Kenneth M. Coll, and Cathleen B. Ruch


Leading for What, Leading for Who? An International Comparative Analysis of University Presidents’ Leadership Amid COVID-19
Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez, Jon McNaughtan, Sarah Maria Schiffecker, and Hugo A. García


Exploring Non-Traditional Presidents in Higher Education
Susan L. Gorman, David C. Hood, and Tania C. Reis



Editor's Comments
Michael T. Miller