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CCCCD Administrators To Participate In Leaders Program

CCCCD Administrators To Participate In Leaders Program

April 17, 2003 -Collin County Community College District's registrar and director of admissions Stephanie Meinhardt, and assistant director of public relations Marisela Cadena-Smith have been chosen to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development, LEADERS program, an international program for administrators and faculty in higher education.

"Having two staff members selected for this prestigious program is a great honor," said Cary Israel, president of CCCCD. "We are very proud of our exceptional colleagues and appreciate their quality leadership."

The year-long program, designed to enhance the skills participants need to assume major decision making roles in their institutions, includes institutional practice in supervisory and human relations skills, planning and budgeting, and organizational transformation as well as discussions with national experts on the issues confronting higher education during the next decade.

"I am very pleased to have been chosen by CCCCD's administrators to participate in the NILD LEADERS program. I look forward to an exciting week," stated Meinhardt.

During the program, participants are mentored to work on projects that will aid the institution and foster individual professional growth.

"It is such an honor to have been nominated and selected to participate in the LEADERS program. I expect to learn a great deal from session presenters and participants about effective leadership, and I look forward to putting those principles into practice at CCCCD. I also commend the college leadership for their support in cultivating community college leaders," said Cadena-Smith.

LEADERS participants are chosen for their professional abilities, their interests in advancement in higher education, and the quality of their proposed projects.

The National Institute for Leadership Development is internationally recognized by colleges, universities and businesses for its visionary, holistic programs that produce leaders who effectively challenge assumptions, eliminate barriers and create new pathways to successful solutions.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 38,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.