October 18, 2021
SEC Academic Leadership Development Program 2021-22 Fellows Announced
By: SEC Staff
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Birmingham, Ala. – More than 50 early career administrators representing each Southeastern Conference member university comprise the 2021-2022 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program cohort, the SEC announced on Monday.
Members of cohort 13 currently serve in a range of leadership positions, including department chairs and heads; assistant and associate deans; and program and center directors. Their academic interests range from nursing to sport management to engineering to psychology and music. Individuals were identified for the SEC program through a competitive campus-level process.
“To be selected for the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is both an investment by the home university in the person and a recognition of his or her academic leadership potential,” said Dr. Torie A. Johnson, SEC Associate Commissioner for Academic Relations. “The Fellows in cohort 13 bring a wealth of experience and expertise to a unique time in the operation of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program.”
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It traditionally features three components, a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own Fellows; two SEC-wide three-day workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants; and a competitive fellowship designed to provide administrative growth opportunities for former Fellows. In addition, a virtual panel forum for former Fellows was established in 2020.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, members of cohort 13 will have an altered program experience over the course of the next year that includes both virtual sessions and in-person workshops. The University of Georgia will host a virtual program launch on October 19, and the University of South Carolina is scheduled to host an in-person workshop in February. In addition, Fellows will participate in a summer virtual session and a second workshop at Georgia next fall.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program was established in 2008, and in that time more than 500 individuals have participated as fellows and/or liaisons.