LaSalle University Study Examines Gender Diversity of College and University Boards of Trustees

A new report from La Salle University and the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative examined the gender make up of the boards of directors of the 50 largest medical and educational institutions in the Philadelphia area. The study found that women comprised only 28 percent of the members of the area’s top hospital boards, and 33 percent of the members of higher education boards.

The research determined that only four of the area’s 25 largest colleges and universities had a board where a majority of the members were women. All four of these educational institutions were originally founded as women’s institutions: Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini University, Immaculata Univesity, and Arcadia University.

Bryn Mawr College led all institutions in the survey with a board of directors that is 91 percent female.

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