January 30, 2014

SEC ALDP 2013-14 Cohort to be Recognized at South Carolina

UGA President Jere W. Morehead (right) greets SEC ALDP fellows at the fall workshop in Athens.
UGA President Jere W. Morehead (right) greets SEC ALDP fellows at the fall workshop in Athens.

By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

The University of South Carolina will host the final workshop and a special recognition ceremony for the 2013-14 cohort of SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows, Feb. 5-7. As part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, the program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC universities and beyond.

It includes two components – a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants and two, three-day SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants.

The 2013-14 cohort of SEC ALDP fellows first met in October at the University of Georgia. Participants were able to interact with several key administrators at UGA, including President Jere W. Morehead, and learn valuable information and practices for their future in higher education.

“I’m going to take the great vision I have learned back home with me and make positive changes in my department,” said Jeralynn Cossman from Mississippi State University’s Department of Sociology.

The SEC ALDP, in its fifth year, is designed to not only allow participants to evaluate their individual professional development, but also see how other SEC universities operate.

“After hearing every speaker from Georgia, I started to think about the comparable programs at LSU and what are the common and different approaches to problem solving,” said Stephen David Beck from Louisiana State University’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts.

The spring workshop in Columbia will include a reception with President Harris Pastides, development presentations, provost panel and campus tours. The recognition ceremony will be held for the fellows on Friday afternoon.

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