The University of Minnesota's report, The Lives of Presidential Partners in Higher Education Institutions, is available here.
University of Minnesota researchers conducted a 2016 survey of 461 spouses and partners of presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities.
Key findings include:
In1981 the Executive Committee of the Senate of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges approved the establishment of a standing Committee of Presidents/ Chancellors Spouses to begin functioning immediately as a formally recognized part of the Association’s organization and structure. The council has continued to meet and work on issues and APLU remains committed to its success. It is possible to underestimate the importance of this event, but to do so would be a grave mistake for the many reasons that you will find in these page of The President's Spouse..
Originally published in 1984, this publication was a significant first in that the chief executives and other administrative officers who make up APLU served notice that they consider the program areas represented by spouses to be highly important in the executive branch of these research-intensive public universities that comprise our membership.
We thank Georgia State University for digitizing and archiving this important work.