Now in its fourth year, UNCG’s Leadership Institute represents a cost-effective opportunity to work closely with external and internal leaders in the development of leadership competencies. It covers important topics in leadership, but also provide participants with the opportunity to engage in action learning through the development of a project to solve an institutional issue or problem with guidance from a coaching mentor.
The new class has been selected, and they – and volunteer mentors – gathered for a welcome reception Jan. 28.
“We’ve got 29 participants this year. You represent the breadth and depth of this university … I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the 2015 class,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said in welcoming them.
Dr. Edna Chun noted that for the first time, a graduate student will participate. William Lake is a student in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She explained the institute’s first session, which will be later this month, will focus on “courageous leadership.”
The 29 participants in the 2015 class are:
Kaitlyn Bayley, Assistant Director for Career Training/Career Advisor, Career Services Center;
Mariche Bayonas, Associate Professor/Director of Language Instruction, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures;
Shannon Bennett, Associate Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor;
Ashleigh Musyt Best, Assistant Director for Leader Development, Office of Leadership and Service Learning;
Lizzie Biddle, Research Associate, Center for New North Carolinians;
Darneshia Blackmon, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs;
Angela Bolte, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College;
Kim Cuny, Senior Academic Professional Faculty & Director of the University Speaking Center, Communication Studies;
Thomas Everett, Assistant Manager, Facility Services, Christine Fischer, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries;
Emily Foust, Benefits Specialist, Human Resources;
Maggie Gillespie, Coordinator for Residence Life, Housing & Residence Life;
Ericka Gonzalez, Assistant Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service Learning;
Tara Green, Professor and Director, African American & African Diaspora Studies;
Theresa Hancock, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, University Advancement;
Catherine Keen Hock, Music Student Services Associate, Music Education, Performance, and Music Studies;
William Lake, Jr., Graduate Student, School of Music Theatre and Dance;
Sherri MacCheyne, Operations Manager, University Relations;
David Nelson, Faculty Director of Global Engagement QEP and Professor of Music, QEP and Music Studies;
Tony Phillips, HUB Coordinator, Facilities Management;
Lee Phillips, Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office, URSCO;
Emily Rector, Director of Annual Giving, Annual Giving Programs;
Jameson Sellers, Coordinator for Residence Life, Housing & Residence Life;
David Teachout, Professor and Department Head, Music Education;
Jalonda Thompson, Coordinator for Exploratory Advising, Students First Office;
Aubrey Turner, Proposal Development Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs;
Julie Voorhees, Title III Project Director, Office of Research and Economic Development;
Chris Waters, University Webmaster, ITS; and Jeff Whitworth, Manager of Enterprise Systems, ITS.