Provost’s Office sponsors participants for External Leadership Development Programs
To help faculty develop leadership skills for future administrative positions, the Provost’s Office is sponsoring participation in key external leadership programs listed below.
- Harvard Institutes for Higher Education: The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education offers a vibrant portfolio of leadership development programs designed for higher education administrators—from directors, department heads and deans to vice presidents, provosts and presidents. Provost Todd Diacon and Associate Provost Melody Tankersley attended sessions during the summer of 2014.
- HERS Wellesley Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration: HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. Started in 1978, the HERS Wellesley Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration has brought approximately 70 women faculty and administrators from all regions of the country to Wellesley College each year for a series of four inter-related weekend seminars. Amoaba Gooden, Swathi Ravichandran, and Susan Emens attended this training during the summer of 2014.
- ACE Leadership Programs: ACE provides a series of leadership development programs for university executives, department chairs, and more general programs for administrative development. Denise Seachrist and Christine Havice participated in ACE programs during 2014.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.