Leadership has been identified as an important component of higher education and the college student experience (Dugan, 2006; Komives, Dugan, & Owen, 2011; Shertzer & Schuh, 2004; St. John, Rowley, & Hu, 2009). Although there has been an in-crease in leadership initiatives across higher education, many institutions, specifically dominantly White Christian institutions have struggled to find ways to involve students of color in leadership. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, this study explored the leadership experiences of 11 students of color from 3 dominantly White Christian institutions (DWI). This article will provide a broad overview of the study while focusing on how the participants perceived, experienced, and made of meaning of the influence of race in shaping their leadership experiences. Furthermore, implications for fostering a campus environment that better supports and encourages students of color as they navigate the leadership journey will be discussed.
"The Leadership Stories of Students of Color at Predominantly White Christian Institutions,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol19/iss19/3
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Leadership Commons, Higher Education Commons, Higher Education Administration Commons, Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons