Perhaps you are aware of the President's Emerging Leaders (PEL) program. This year-long program provides candidates with significant leadership opportunities and experience, helping to prepare the next generation of leaders at the University. This is a serious time commitment for anyone entering PEL, requiring up to 20% of a person's time (1 day a week.) Throughout this academic year, PEL participants were involved in team projects addressing challenges facing the University. The goals of these projects were to enhance participants' understanding of complex issues, give exposure to the scope and depth of University departments and functions, strengthen the team experience of participants, and provide current University leaders with new perspectives and ideas for addressing long-range issues.
Some of you may know that Jac Campbell has been a PEL participant for the last year. This week, I attended Jac's "graduation" recognition ceremony. This event featured poster presentations from each of the PEL project teams, providing an overview of their work and recommendations for the future. I was very impressed with what I saw. Jac was part of a project team, with 4 others, that investigated Academic Analytics. Steve Cawley and Robert Kvavik were the project sponsors. If you have a moment, click on the link and read about Jac's project.
I want to extend my congratulations to Jac for completing PEL, and recognize the hard work she's put into the program over the last year. This is an important accomplishment!