New 2015-2016 LLA Class Introduced, To Lead LA Community, Technical College Development

BATON ROUGE – The 2015-16 Louisiana Leadership Academy was introduced at The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors monthly board meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

         A key organizational objective is the professional development of faculty, managers and administrative staff, says Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) President Monty Sullivan.

         "As one of the fastest growing systems in the country with a critical role in workforce development, it's important that our staff are constantly learning how to problem solve, see the big picture and do their jobs better," Sullivan says.

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         In 2014, LCTCS revived a progressive training opportunity for employees, that was initially launched over a decade ago. The Louisiana Leadership Academy was established to develop the skills and talents of mid-level managers and to help groom them for advancement within the system. Twenty-two faculty and staff were selected to participate in the 2015-2016 program.

         "Within any organization, people retire or move on, and it's important to grow leaders from within," says Louisiana Leadership Academy Program Coordinator Jennifer Daly. "It's something other systems of higher education are actively doing across the United States."

         The program, originally titled the Leadership Development Institute, has been redesigned and intensified to give participants a complete understanding of the mission, values and role of a comprehensive community college and how it supports a state's economy.

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         The class will meet five times a year in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles or New Orleans for two-day sessions that feature carefully planned modules. Moreover, each participant is given a personal leadership development plan. Sessions include high profile speakers, joint projects, leadership development workshops and discussions on leadership and management books.

 

THE 2015- 2016 LLA CLASS

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• Charley Cameron, Dean of Educational Technology

Bossier Parish Community College

 

• Paul Carlsen, Ex. Dir. of Institutional Research & Planning

LCTCS

 

• Jim Carlson, Dean of Academics

Northshore Technical Community College

 

• Monique Cola, Asst. to the VCSA/Exec Dean

Delgado Community College

 

• Carrie Cortez, Dir. of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Fletcher Technical Community College

 

• Hank Fanberg, Associate Vice Chancellor

South La. Community College

 

• Lana Fontenot, Dir. of Development

South La. Community College

 

• Penelope Freeman, Business Department Head

South Central Louisiana Technical College

 

• Meg Greenfield, Registrar/Asst Dean of Student Affairs

Nunez Community College

 

• Khalli Hagan, VC of Finance & Administration

River Parishes Community College

 

• Cheri Jordan Greer, Department Head

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

 

• Rhonda King, Dir. of Financial Aid/Scholarships

Delgado Community College

 

• Erin Landry, Dir. of Adult Education

Delgado Community College

 

• Corlin LeBlanc, Financial Controller

Nunez Community College

 

• Heather Poole, VC for Student Services & Enrollment

Central La Technical Community College

 

• Will Seaman, Dir. of Skilled Labor Initiatives

LCTCS

 

• David Shankle, Dean of Business & Applied Tech.

Sowela Technical Community College

 

• Kimberly Showers, Dir. of Finance

Northshore Technical Community College

 

• Keri Truitt, Manager of Internships

Baton Rouge Community College

 

• Josh Young, Network Analyst

Sowela Technical Community College

 

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