June 7, 2022

SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Summer Session Announced

Participants in 2022 SEC ALDP workshop at the University of South Carolina
Participants in 2022 SEC ALDP workshop at the University of South Carolina

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

Birmingham, Ala. – Three senior administrators from different SEC member universities will participate in a summer panel discussion with members of the current SEC Academic Leadership Development Program cohort on June 10, the SEC announced on Tuesday.

The summer session will be conducted virtually and was organized specifically for SEC ALDP Cohort 13, which had its traditional program experience interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hour-long session, entitled “Leadership in Action: Fostering Team Well-Being,” will focus on how beyond a personal commitment to balancing life and work responsibilities, those in leadership positions might intentionally build well-being among their teams to ensure the highest levels of productivity and individual satisfaction.

Panelists scheduled to participate in the summer session are as follows, listed alphabetically:

Dr. Angi Bourgeois is Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University and a former SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellow. She has served as dean since July 2018 after beginning her career at Mississippi State as an assistant professor. Dr. Bourgeois has previously served as Chair of the University Committee on Courses and Curricula and Head of the Department of Art. Her area of scholarly research is Italian Renaissance Art History and Medieval Stained Glass, and she has presented on work-life balance across the university.

Dr. Matthew Martens is the Senior Vice Provost at the University of Missouri, a former SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellow and current SEC ALDP chair. He oversees policies and processes related to academic programs and supervises several units within the Office of the Provost. His prior administrative appointments include serving as Associate Division Dean and Division Director at Missouri. His primary research interest is in the area of health psychology, particularly addictive behaviors.

Dr. Christopher Rosen holds the John H. Tyson Chair in Business Management at the University of Arkansas. He came to the Walton College of Business in 2006, and he was recently named associate editor of the Journal of Management, a leading publication in the field. Dr. Rosen is Outgoing Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, and his research is broadly concerned with how work life experiences affect the well-being, attitudes and performance of organizational members.

SEC ALDP Cohort 13 fellows met initially at the University of South Carolina in February and will conclude their participation in the program with a final workshop at the University of Georgia this fall.

The 13-year-old SEC Academic Leadership Development Program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has multiple components, a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own fellows; two SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants; a competitive fellowship designed to provide administrative growth opportunities for former fellows; and a virtual continuing education forum.

It is one of several SEC academic endeavors designed to support the teaching, research, service and economic development goals of the Conference’s 14 member universities.