October 4, 1995 in Nation/World

Women Leading More Colleges

Compiled From Wire Services

The percentage of female presidents at the nation’s colleges and universities has more than tripled in the last two decades, from 5 percent to 16 percent, a survey found.

Of 2,903 colleges surveyed by the American Council on Education, women now head 453.

“The reality is the progress for women chief executives nationally is steady and notable,” said Judy Touchton, deputy director of the group’s Office of Women in Higher Education.

Women have long outnumbered men as college students, noted the ACE, a Washington-based group that represents universities’ interests in Congress and elsewhere.

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