Date of Award


Call Number

LB2342.93.M2 S35 2014

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Leadership Studies

First Advisor

Tara Coste

Second Advisor

Joyce Taylor Gibson,PHD, Dean

Third Advisor

Elizabeth Fisher Turesky


leadership, community college, technical college, Maine, CMCC, Leadership and Organizational Studies


Central Maine Community College (CMCC) services Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Enrollment for CMCC has grown impressively over the last eleven years, since transitioning from a Technical College. While enrollment has increased, retaining students through graduation (persistence) is still an area of concern, particularly because its service area still has some of the lowest percentages of adults with college credentials in Maine.