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Two-Year Course Begins for Leadership Tech Cohort 4

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File photo from September 2019 of Leadership Tech cohort four posing for a group photo outside the Arkansas Tech University Center for Leadership and Learning.

Twenty-nine members of the Arkansas Tech University faculty and staff began a professional development journey during Leadership Tech cohort four’s initial sessions on Thursday, Sept. 12, and Friday, Sept. 13.

Leadership Tech is a professional development program designed to cultivate leaders from within the ATU faculty and staff on the Russellville and Ozark campuses.

The mission of Leadership Tech is “to develop and enhance the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities of all individuals as well as the collective leadership capacity of the university in order to achieve unparalleled excellence in serving our students, community supporters and institutional family.”

Members of Leadership Tech cohort four will participate in a two-year program beginning in fall 2019 that will provide them with an opportunity to develop their leadership acumen and learn more about various elements of the university during year one and engage in a collaborative project to benefit Arkansas Tech during year two.

The members of Leadership Tech cohort four are:

  • Brandye Bisek, director of health services, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Jeff Bright, music department head, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Meighan Burke, director of student transition, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Judy Cezeaux, dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Sara Chronister, immigration specialist, Division of Student Affairs
  • Pam Cooper, director of prospect research, Division of Advancement
  • Dr. Shelly Daily, professor of nursing, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Michael Davis, assistant professor of geology, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Jorista Garrie, assistant professor of wildlife science, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Brandie Gibbs, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, Division of Enrollment Management
  • Ashley Golleher, director of governmental relations, Office of the President
  • Stacie Harden, fiscal support specialist, Ozark Campus
  • Luke Heffley, coordinator of library special projects, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Newton Hilliard, associate professor of chemistry, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Missy Hubbard, financial analyst, Division of Administration and Finance
  • Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, College of Education
  • Chris Moss, information security officer, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Laura Palmer, coordinator of marketing and assignments, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Rockie Pederson, health and physical education department head, College of Education
  • Laura Rudolph, director of public and external relations, Ozark Campus
  • Charity Smith, financial aid analyst, Division of Enrollment Management
  • Thomas Strahan, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Jordan Thibodeaux, assistant professor of psychology, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Brandi Tripp, senior associate registrar, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Jason Warnick, assistant vice president of student success, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Felisha Weaver, director of publications and creative services, Division of Enrollment Management
  • Karissa Webb, administrative specialist, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Guolin Yi, assistant professor of history, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Matthew Young, assistant professor of electrical engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Learn more about Leadership Tech.