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ECU hosts leadership academy

GREENVILLE, NC   (Feb. 4, 2004)   —   The new ECU Leadership Academy, designed to help prepare faculty and staff members to assume enhanced roles on the campus, is now accepting applications.

The academy, under the direction of former Chancellor Richard Eakin and Dr. Peter Kragel, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and former interim dean of the Brody School of Medicine, will begin classes with its first group of about 15 participants on Feb. 27.

Applications are due Feb. 13 and participants will be notified of their selection by Feb. 20. Additional information and applications are available on line at or may be picked up at the Faculty Senate office in the Rawl Annex, at the Human Resources office on Reade Street or at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences in the Brody Building.

Chancellor Bill Shelton, who created the academy, said, "We want people to understand as much as possible about how the university works, and thereby be in a position to help it work better. I think this venture will be an excellent step in that direction."

Academy classes will meet for two hours on Friday afternoons and will be taught by senior administrators from across the campus. In addition, participants will form teams that will arrange their own meetings.

Eakin said each team will be expected to develop a project that will enable the university to better engage itself with eastern North Carolina. "We believe that the academy will be a great resource for ECU, for prospective campus leaders and for the entire region," he said.

Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree, should have worked at ECU at least three years and should have the ability and desire to assume an advanced leadership role.


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