Julie McIntosh, Ed.D., professor and dean of The University of Findlay’s College of Education, is one of 28 higher education administrators selected nationwide by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.
The Academy is designed to prepare prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any higher education division, including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management and advancement.
Individuals chosen for the program have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. McIntosh will participate in two seminars, one in Baltimore, Maryland in November and another in Washington, D.C. in June 2016. She will also undertake a mentoring program, work with experts, participate in webinars and engage in a series of readings and case studies during the 2015-2016 academic year.
“The need to prepare future leaders of colleges and universities has never been greater because the generation of people now in senior leadership positions on campus is rapidly approaching retirement,” said council President Richard Ekman. “Competition from the available places in the program was intense, and the review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. They, and I, believe that Dr. McIntosh has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior responsibility on campus,” he said.
Dr. McIntosh shared, “I am thrilled to be selected for the Senior Leadership Academy. This is a tremendous opportunity to expand my knowledge, skills and experiences at the cabinet level.”
Jonathan Duraj from Wittenberg University was the only other Ohio educator selected to participate.
Since the program began in the 2010-2011 academic year, 48 percent of participants who have completed it have experienced upward mobility.
The academy is co-sponsored by the council and by the American Academic Leadership Institute.
For more information about the Senior Leadership Academy, visit www.cic.edu/SeniorLeadershipAcademy.