Budding leaders from across the university were selected to participate in the second class of the President’s Leadership Institute. Introduced last year, the 10-month program exposes Clemson’s faculty and staff to all aspects of the university’s operations, presents opportunities to interact with senior leaders and allows them to participate in activities designed to build leadership skills, broaden their perspectives, create invaluable networks and prepare them to pursue additional roles at Clemson.
“The first year of the President’s Leadership Institute exceeded even my high expectations for providing a meaningful educational and leadership experience to a diverse and highly talented group of staff and faculty,” said Clemson President Jim Clements. “The selection process for the upcoming class was extremely competitive and I am looking forward to once again working with, and getting to know, another outstanding group of colleagues who are dedicated to making Clemson the best it can be.”
Beshah Ayalew, Ph.D., graduate program coordinator, professor-automotive engineering, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Todd Barnette, interim chief Facilities officer, Office of EVP, Finances & Ops and Facilities
Jeffrey Brown, associate dean of students, Division of Student Affairs
Julia Brumaghim, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, College of Science
Beth Crocker, associate general counsel, Office of General Counsel
Barry Garst, Ph.D., associate professor-parks, recreation and tourism management, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Anne Grant, instruction coordinator/education reference librarian, Cooper Library
Christine Green, marketing specialist/admissions marketing, University Relations
Patricia Guerra-Marcondes, research associate-food, nutrition and packaging Sciences, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Shanika Holland, audits manager, Office of EVP, Finances & Ops and Facilities
Tracy Kelly, administrative coordinator, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Deon Legette, regional lead agent-Midlands Region, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Oliver Myers, Ph.D., associate professor-mechanical engineering, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Jennifer Ogle, Ph.D., associate professor-civil engineering, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Margaret Owen, Sr., academic program director, Development and Alumni Relations
Matthew Powers, Ph.D., associate prof./director of the bachelor’s of landscape architecture program, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Vladimir Reukove, Ph.D., research assistant professor-bioengineering, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science
Joseph Ryan, Ph.D., Stanzione Distinguished Professor of Clemson LIFE, College of Education
Kevin Stone, TAC chair/systems architect, CCIT
Kendra Stewart-Tillman, Ph.D., director for diversity and inclusion, Office of Inclusion and Equity, Gantt Multicultural Center
Mary Von Kaenel, Ph.D., director of Bridge to Clemson program, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Kuang-Ching Wang, Ph.D., associate professor-electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Patrick Warren, Ph.D., associate professor-economics, College of Business
Sarah White, Ph.D., associate professor- plant and environmental science, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Kyle Young, Ph.D., associate athletic director-administration, Department of Athletics
Nominated by vice presidents and deans, the class members are at various stages in their careers, from entry-level to mid-level employees. During the 10-month program, participants will learn about Clemson, higher education, business and government and receive education and training to hone and develop skills needed for leadership success.
The program will begin Aug. 8 and run through May 3, 2018.
For more information, contact Kyra Lobbins, director of the President’s Leadership and Strategic Initiatives. Lobbins oversees the President’s Leadership Institute. Read more about her next week in her Meet a Tiger profile.