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UK Faculty and Administrators Chosen for SEC Academic Leadership Development Program


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) – Four University of Kentucky faculty members and administrators have been selected by UK to participate in the 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. The the Southeastern Conference announced earlier this week that 14 universities of the SEC selected a total of 52 faculty members and administrators to participate.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) is a professional growth initiative that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has two components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants and two, three-day, SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants.

UK's 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows are:

To view a full list of all SEC ALDP fellows, visit

“It is our strong belief that helping to prepare administrators for the next phase of their careers has the potential to impact all of higher education, both now and in the future,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Our universities make a significant investment in these individuals, and we are proud to work with them through this program.”

Since its creation in 2008, more than 300 faculty and academic administrators have completed the SEC ALDP, and program alumni have taken leadership roles as deans and provosts, among other senior-level positions, at universities around the SEC and country.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC supports and promotes the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty at its 14 member universities.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryant Welbourne, SECU, or 205-949-8960)