October 16, 2023
K-State sponsors faculty and staff in leadership and management development programs
Eight Kansas State University faculty and staff members attended leadership and management development programs thanks to sponsorship from the university's Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.
Programs include the Higher Education Resource Services, or HERS, Leadership Institute; the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, or MLE; and the Management Development Program.
HERS is a leadership development and research organization dedicated to women in higher education. The leadership institute was held in Denver, Colorado. The provost's office sponsored Jessica Heier Stamm, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Rachel Levitt, teaching assistant professor of social transformation studies; and Heather Woods, associate professor and associate director for graduate programs and research in the A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication.
The Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, offers experienced administrators the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues that affect their institutions. The institute was held on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The provost's office sponsored Jeannie Brown Leonard, vice provost for student success; Casey Lauer, associate vice president for the Division of Facilities; and Matt O'Keefe, dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.
The Management Development Program is also sponsored by Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and it is designed to help administrators gain useful ideas about critical management issues, including budgeting, human resource management, planning and effective leadership. The program was held on the Harvard campus. The provost's office sponsored Elliot Young, university risk and compliance officer; and Troy Harding, professor and department head of integrated studies.
"These awards demonstrate K-State's commitment to professional development across all sectors," said Tanya Gonzalez, interim associate provost for institutional effectiveness and professor of English. "Each year, we look forward to how faculty, staff and administrators who attend these leadership and management development programs will contribute to K-State and higher ed leadership in important and productive ways."