Four From University of Arkansas Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellows

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Four faculty members at the University of Arkansas have been selected as a 2015-16 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within Southeastern Conference institutions and beyond.

The program 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.

One of this year’s workshops will be October 5-7 at the University of Arkansas.

Representing the U of A as fellows are:

  • Jeff Murray, chair, Department of Marketing, Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • Heather Nachtmann, associate dean for research, College of Engineering
  • Carol Reeves, associate vice provost for entrepreneurship, and Department of Management, Walton College
  • Michael Riha, chair, Department of Theatre, Fulbright College

Overall, 50 faculty and administrators from SEC universities were chosen as 2015-16 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.

Since its inception in 2008, the fellowship program has graduated more than 270 faculty and academic administrators and program alumni have become deans and provosts at universities around the SEC and United States, including Laurence Alexander from the University of Florida’s 2012-13 cohort, who is currently chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the SEC. SECU serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.

A complete list of fellows can be found here.


Laura Jacobs, associate vice chancellor
University Relations

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