Academic Leadership Fellows at the University of Central Oklahoma

Academic Leadership Fellows Academy, Class IX
Overview for Faculty


The mission of the Academic Leadership Fellows Academy is to identify, develop, and prepare the next generation of academic leaders by providing opportunities for professional growth and mentoring in a small and intimate setting facilitated by respected leaders in higher education from across the nation who will share their unique perspectives based upon years of professional experience. We are particularly excited this year to host Higher Learning Commission experts and accomplished practitioners, Lynn Priddy, Ph.D., Provost and Chief Academic Officer of National American University, Michael W. Westerfield, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at William Woods University, Deb Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Administrative and Community Support Services, Duke University, J. Lee Johnson, Ph.D., CPA, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance at Sienna Heights University, who will be facilitators. 




Before each session Fellows will be given a reading list, a case study, and a short list of questions they should ask of their mentors. These should be completed before coming to the session. During the session, Fellows will have an opportunity to network with each other and share their solutions and answers to questions.


In many programs a mentor is someone who is assigned to you for the duration of the program. In this program you will be given a suggested list of academic leaders to contact to ask questions related to their work and/or the case study.

2017 – 2018 Session Dates

UCO Participant Responsibility

Selection Criteria and Process

UCO AA ELA ALFA Packet (Program Overview, Application, Events and Assignments)

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