Four From University of Arkansas Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellows
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Four faculty members at the University of Arkansas have been selected as a 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a professional growth initiative 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.
Representing the U of A as fellows are:
- Pearl K. Dowe, associate professor and vice chair and graduate coordinator, Department of Political Science, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
- Michelle Gray, associate professor of exercise science, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation; College of Education and Health Professions
- Gary F. Peters, professor and chair, Department of Accounting, Sam M. Walton College of Business
- Edward A. Pohl, professor and head, Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
The full list of the 2016-17 fellows can be found here.
Since its creation in 2008, more than 300 faculty and academic administrators have completed the program, and program alumni have taken leadership roles as deans and provosts, among other senior-level positions, at universities around the SEC and country.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC supports and promotes the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty at its 14 member universities.
Chris Branam, research communications writer/editor
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