I read an interesting article on the reasons why administration is the fastest growing sector of higher education. The article was in education drive and had three main points.
-Less tasks for faculty are necessary for higher education quality.
-Return on investment for administrators that can be measured.
-More resources, technology integration and support students.
It seems that student support services are growing and with that new administrators. Likewise, there is also more need for academic metrics and this is leading to more administrators to improve those metrics.