Seventeen faculty-staff leaders have been selected to participate in UGA’s 2015-16 Public Service and Outreach Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy.
Facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the academy is a nine-month program designed to build leadership capacity among high-level performers who have outreach as the major part of their duties within PSO. The academy gives participating faculty-staff an opportunity to cultivate leadership skills while developing a deeper understanding of the scope and reach of UGA’s public service and outreach mission.
“Vivian Fisher personified the public service mission here at UGA. She understood that preparing faculty-staff for future leadership positions within PSO is vital to our future success,” said Jennifer Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach. “That’s why we’ve named the PSO Leadership Academy in her honor and continue to provide faculty-staff with this important professional development opportunity.”
The 2015-16 participants represent eight public service and outreach units, cooperative extension, two academic units, and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. They are Joseph Allen, Georgia Center for Continuing Education; Mary Beth Bass, Fanning Institute for Leadership Development; Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant; Michelle Elliott, Archway Partnership; Shannon Ferguson, Carl Vinson Institute of Government; John Graham, State Botanical Garden; Sheldon Hammond, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension; Lauren Healey, Fanning Institute for Leadership Development; Kyle Hensel, Georgia Small Business Development Center; Kris Irwin, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Beverly Johnson, Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Emily Newdow, Georgia Center for Continuing Education; Andrea Scarrow, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension and Outreach; Kelly Simmons, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach; Trina Von Waldner, College of Pharmacy; Josh Walton, Georgia Small Business Development Center; and Theresa Wright, Carl Vinson Institute of Government.