February 17, 2016
Latest SEC ALDP Cohort to be Recognized at Ole Miss
By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
The 2015-16 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) cohort will be recognized for completing the program, Feb. 24-26, at the University of Mississippi. The spring workshop will be the final meeting of all participants from SEC universities for this year.
In its eighth year, the SEC ALDP is a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC universities and beyond. Aside from the two, three-day, SEC-wide workshops, participants, known as fellows, also go through university-focused exercises on their respective campuses.
“After hearing some of the experiences and accomplishments of my colleagues in this group, I was very humbled to be selected to represent my university at the workshops,” said David Puleo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.
The 2015-16 cohort first met as a group at the University of Arkansas in October. A highlight of the event was a former chancellors panel that featured Dr. Dan Ferritor and Dr. Dave Gearhart. The two had an open dialogue with participants on leadership, the relationship between the university and its numerous constituents, and the ever-changing landscape of higher education.
The upcoming workshop at Ole Miss will include sessions on budget and finance, leveraging social media and emergency communications and in-basket group exercises. The schedule also includes a provosts panel featuring Dr. Karan Watson from Texas A&M University, Dr. Timothy Tracy from the University of Kentucky and Joan Gabel from the University of South Carolina.
The SEC ALDP cohort will be recognized on the final day of the workshop. To date, more than 250 academic administrators have completed the SEC ALDP.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. SECU serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.