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Four SWOSU Faculty Involved in Educator's Leadership Academy

October 19, 2005

Four SWOSU Faculty Involved in Educator's Leadership Academy
These four SWOSU faculty members are members of this year’s Educators’ Leadership Academy class in Oklahoma. They are among 30 faculty members across the state in the 2005-06 class. SWOSU faculty are (from left): Sue Ball, biology; Lisa Appeddu, allied health; Chad Kinder, parks and recreation management; and Philip Holley, social sciences.

Four Southwestern faculty members have been accepted to Class 8 of the Educators’ Leadership Academy.

This year’s participants include Sue Ball, biology; Lisa Appeddu, allied health; Chad Kinder, parks and recreation management; and Philip Holley, social sciences.

The first of four weekend training sessions was held recently at the Kerr Center in Poteau.

The Educators’ Leadership Academy training program selects about 30 outstanding faculty members from institutions around the state of Oklahoma who are brought together for four weekend sessions spread throughout the academic year. The program uses leadership development programs as a model, emphasizing the acquisition of leader skills in a time of rapid change.

The facilitator for the first session was Dr. Leo Presley, corporate manager of employee development at ONEOK Corporation in Tulsa. Dr. Pressley is cofounder of the Educators’ Leadership Academy.

Support for SWOSU faculty members attending the academy is largely provided by the SWOSU Faculty Development Committee.

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