Ivan Allen Faculty Member Named 2020-2021 USG Leadership Fellows

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The University System of Georgia (USG) has named Georgia Tech’s Brandy Simula, professional development specialist; Anna Stenport, professor of global studies and chair of the School of Modern Languages; and Kate Williams, senior academic professional and assistant director in the Center for Teaching and Learning, 2020-2021 USG Leadership Fellows. As subject matter experts, the three faculty members will provide meaningful support to colleagues systemwide.

“This group represents the best faculty and staff from USG institutions across the state, and I congratulate them on their selection,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “Their knowledge and willingness to serve will help the system continue to focus on our top priorities of being more efficient, more affordable and graduating more students.”

Over a one-year term, Fellows will share their expertise through workshops for USG groups outside their home institutions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops may be delivered virtually. Topics are wide-ranging and can vary from coaching skills for academic leaders and leadership ethics to constructive conflict engagement and change management.

“There is a lot of expertise within the University System of Georgia,” said Stuart Rayfield, vice chancellor for Leadership and Institutional Development. “The entire system benefits when we tap the leadership and knowledge from USG institutions, and it’s a tremendous opportunity for the fellows to grow and develop. It’s a win-win.”

Working with the Office of Leadership and Institutional Development, Fellows will engage in professional development to further enhance their own facilitation skills, while also being given a chance to practice those skills and share their expertise in other settings as appropriate.

“It is great to see Anna and our college represented in thought leadership on excellence in higher education,” said Dean Kaye Husbands Fealing.




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