Davis, McCarthy participate in first ULS Management and Leadership Institute

Friday, September 8, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND - Two representatives of Southeastern Louisiana University have been selected for the inaugural class of the University of Louisiana System Management and Leadership Institute designed for mid-career faculty and staff.
     Connie Davis, director of Auxiliary Services, and Dan McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology, will take part in the two-semester program for faculty and staff who aspire to broaden academic, professional or administrative leadership roles. The initial program was held recently at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center in Hammond, a business and economic development outreach center operated by the university. Southeastern President John L. Crain addressed the group.
     Davis started at Southeastern in 1994 in the Department of Housing. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of housing, Student Union operations, dining services, bookstore and textbook rental program. She also oversees the Document Source print and mail operations, event and conference services, and non-credit programs.
     A scientist in the field of theoretical plasma physics with an application to fusion energy, McCarthy joined the faculty in 1994, served as head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and has been dean since 2005. During that time, the college has created three new degree programs, and the number of majors has increased by more than 400 students.
     The initial class of 18 participants for the UL System’s nine universities will participate in nine two-day sessions with each of the institutions hosting a session.
     The institute immerses participants in a program designed to maximize their effectiveness in leadership roles and to help them develop diverse, high-performance teams, manage and implement change, analyze financial, student and market data, and identify opportunities in the increasingly competitive market of higher education.

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