Four UK Professors Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

By Whitney Harder

(Oct. 1, 2015) — Four faculty members at the University of Kentucky, including one from the College of Arts & Sciences have been selected as 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows, the SEC announced Wednesday.

Fellows selected from UK are:

 

  • David Puleo, professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering

A total of 50 faculty members and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities were selected.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) is a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has 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.

This year’s workshops will be Oct. 5-7 at the University of Arkansas and Feb. 24-26, 2016, at the University of Mississippi.

“The individuals selected by their SEC universities to participate in the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program represent the future of higher education administration,” said Torie Johnson, SECU executive director. “The leadership skills they already possess are sure to be enhanced by the SEC ALDP experience.”

Since its creation in 2008, more than 270 faculty and academic administrators have completed the SEC ALDP, and program alumni have become deans and provosts, among other senior-level positions, at universities around the SEC and country. 

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a part of SECU, the academic initiative of the SEC. SECU actively highlights the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty of the conference’s 14 member universities.

To view the full list of fellows, visit http://www.thesecu.com/sec-announces-2015-16-academic-leadership-development-program-fellows.php.  

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