Dr. Valerie Collins Selected for National Academic Seminar
Molloy College is pleased to announce that Dr. Valerie Collins, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Molloy, is one of 25 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in the 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers: Classical and Contemporary Reading.
Individuals chosen for the program are chief academic officers in higher education who wish to prepare for changes and challenges in the decades ahead, understand complex and unprecedented situations, and further develop strategic wisdom. As a participant, Dr. Collins attended a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, July 17-21, where participants engaged in cases drawn from classical and contemporary thought selected to help chief academic officers gain insights into issues commonly faced by today's academic leaders.
"Higher education faces many uncertainties, but one thing is certain. Those who lead academic programs of colleges and universities must be able to make sense of complex and unprecedented situations and bring strategic wisdom into practical use," says Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. "Successful academic leadership will demand keen intellectual vision and decisive judgment, and the Colloquium will help leaders hone these skills."