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2014 Leadership Institute takes a bow

Photo of Ryan Collins, Susan Hensley, Garrett Saake, Jennifer Sansevero and Amy WilliamsenThe presentations are over. And the 2014 UNCG Leadership Institute class has graduated.

The UNCG Leadership Institute is designed to provide staff, faculty, and administrators with a significant, year-long opportunity to increase their leadership skills and accelerate their own leadership performance and readiness at the unit, department, or division level. The program is focused on emerging leaders.

The institute members were in six teams, with each researching and developing a topic throughout the year. The teams made their presentations to the chancellor and executive staff, as well as to their insitute colleagues and mentors, on Nov. 20-21.

Chancellor Brady said, “I think all of these projects are very exciting.” She referenced the valuable reports from the past 3 years of classes, noting that Dr. Edna Chun had brought the idea of the institute to UNCG.

“We will take all this work back to Executive Staff and Dean’s Council,” she said, noting the wonderful ideas she’d heard.

The teams and their topics:
Team 1 – Project: Employer Needs – Tammy Downs, Ron Morrison, Amanda Pelon and Laura Taylor
Team 2 – Project: The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education – Ryan Collins, Susan Hensley, Garrett Saake, Jennifer Sansevero and Amy Williamsen
Team 3 – Project: Faculty Recruitment – Lisa Goble, Barbara Hemphill, Wade Maki and Rahul Singh
Team 4 – Project: College Readiness – Susie Baker Boles, Sandra Bates-Hart, Tracy Nichols, Lee Norris and Kala Taylor
Team 5 – Project: Student Recruitment/Retention/Graduation Vision – Nikki Baker
Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Tammie Hill, Ivan Lyall, Holly Sienkiewicz and Erica Thornton
Team 6 – Project: Research – Robert Anemone, Denise Côté-Arsenault, Patrick Griffin, Cathy Griffith and Matt Takacs

Photo courtesy Adam Horton of Team 2.