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Gateway Announces 2016-2017 LEAD X Class

Gateway Community and Technical College and the Gateway Foundation has announced the 2016-17 Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) X class. Gateway is celebrating its tenth year of leadership development with the 2016-17 LEAD class. This class will join 94 graduates from the past nine years of this successful program.

Members of this year's class are:

Dawn Bloemer

Linda Brandenburg

Alex Duvall

Jennifer Jones

Mike Koch

Karen Mann

Meredith Mason

Ryan Richards

Sarah Smith

Mary Lou Sudkamp

Dr. Amber Decker, Vice President of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Carissa Schutzman, Vice President of Corporate College, and Dr. Teri Vonhandorf, Vice President of Academic Affairs, all LEAD graduates began at Gateway in faculty and staff positions. LEAD has a great history of developing leaders who serve at Gateway and beyond.

The Gateway LEAD program, sponsored by the Gateway Foundation, is designed as a personal and professional development experience for employees to explore their potential for leadership in various college roles.  Participants are encouraged to engage in college leadership roles after the program. All faculty and staff members may apply for the 10 month program, which begins every August and runs through May.

The curriculum for this year is crafted by a steering committee of alumni and will explore the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Competencies for Community College Leaders including organizational strategy, institutional finance, research, fundraising, and resource management, communication and collaboration.

Sessions will be held throughout Northern Kentucky to familiarize the class with community resources and will also include a visit to Frankfort and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System office in Versailles.

For more information about Gateway LEAD, contact Amy Hatfield at 859-442-1701 or [email protected].

- Staff report/Photo: Mike Koch and Dr. Amber Decker (provided)