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January 26, 2001

Leadership program begins

Thirty-two participants (15 staff, 17 faculty) were selected for the three-year Shared Leadership for Institutional Change program. The program, funded by the Kellogg Foundation ($265,000) and the Provost Office ($75,000), is intended to prepare women and minorities for leadership roles in higher education through theory teaching, application and hands-on experiences.

The program begins Jan. 26-27 with a retreat in Perry focusing on organizational and leadership theory, and group interaction. It will continue this spring with topical workshops and resume in the fall with monthly meetings and a mentoring program.

Dianne Bystrom, Catt Center; and John Schuh, educational leadership and policy studies, are the project directors. Ann Fields, who formerly coordinated the Kellogg VISION 2020 project, is project coordinator.

Participants are: Shirley Basfield Dunlap, theater; Frank Bell, Design; Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Spanish; Charlotte Bronson, plant pathology; Cathy Brown, facilities planning and management; Kristen Constant, materials science and engineering; Jane Davis, English; Niki Davis, curriculum and instruction; and Diane Debinski, animal ecology.

Also, Julie Harders, public safety; Margo Holland, veterinary microbi-ology and preventive medicine; Cynthia Jeffrey, accounting; Ramesh Kanwar, Ag Experiment Station; Danette Kenne, economics (Ag); Donna Kienzler, English; Jackie Litt, sociology and women's studies; Barbara Lograsso, Women in Science and Engineering; Eugenio Matibag, Spanish; Evadean Myers, affirmative action office; and Sharmon Norris, CIRAS.

Also, Jane Peterson, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication; Elena Polouchkina, Agriculture; Donald Reed, athletics; Erin Rosacker, athletics media relations; Penny Rosenthal, Off-Campus and Adult Student Services; Lita Rule, forestry; Debra Sanborn, admissions; Rebecca Kellogg; Engineering; Ken Smith, residence department; Yalem Teshome, African American and women's studies; Patricia Thiel; chemistry; and En-Min Zhou, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine.

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