2019-2020 Senior Leadership Academy

AALI and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) have announced the selection of the 2019-2020 Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) cohort.

Individuals selected for this year-long academy were nominated by the executive leadership of their institutions. SLA participants are mid-level administrators representing CIC member institutions identified as having potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. The academy year is comprised of two national seminars, webinars, structured mentorship experiences, and creation of individual Professional Development Plans.

2019-2020 Senior Leadership Academy Participants

Justin Allen
Assistant Vice President for Student Life
Shenandoah University (VA)

Forrest Anderson
Associate Provost
Catawba College (NC)

Dean Calsbeek
Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences
Northwestern College (IA)

Carrie L. Cokely
Associate Vice President
Curry College (MA)

Renée Cramer
Drake University (IA)

Karlyn Crowley
Director, Cassandra Voss Center and Professor, English/Women’s and Gender Studies
St. Norbert College (WI)

Kathryn Edney
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Regis College (MA)

Jennifer Frick-Ruppert
Math and Science Division Chair
Brevard College (NC)

Kimberly Gaither
Associate Dean for Student Success and Assessment
Culver-Stockton College (MO)

Mark E. Gammon
Associate Dean for General Education
Simpson College (IA)

David Gliem
Associate Professor of Art History and Chair, Creative Arts
Eckerd College (FL)

Karen L. Hinkle
Associate Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer
Norwich University (VT)

Alan Hughes
Professor and Chair of Psychology
Berry College (GA)

Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush
Associate Provost and Dean of Curriculum
Aquinas College (MI)

Brooke Kiener
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Whitworth University (WA)

Kyle Casimir Kopko
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
Elizabethtown College (PA)

Jessica Lakin
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Drew University (NJ)

Jeffrey Scott Leichty
Associate Vice President of IT Services
Indiana Institute of Technology

Mark Levandoski
Associate Dean of the College
Grinnell College (IA)

Andrea Lewis
Chair and Associate Professor
Spelman College (GA)

Veronica McComb
Associate Professor
Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)

Echol Nix
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities
Claflin University (SC)

Jamie Noling-Auth
Lead University Pastor and Dean for Spiritual and Intercultural Life
George Fox University (OR)

Daniel J. Ott
Coordinator of Integrated Studies
Monmouth College (IL)

Tom Perrin
Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English
Huntingdon College (AL)

Sarah Radtke
Professor and Chair of Athletic Training; Chair of Faculty Senate
Aurora University (IL)

Ryan Sandefer
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
The College of St. Scholastica (MN)

Madeleine Schep
Interim Dean of the Faculty and Academic Affairs
Columbia College (SC)

Kimberly Specht
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Denison University (OH)

Melissa Stewart
Professor, Philosophy & Religion, Institute for Study Abroad
Adrian College (MI)

Laura Amanda Stivers
Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Education
Dominican University of California

Kenneth Michael Stoltzfus
Academic Dean
Friends University (KS)

Alden Stout
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Morningside College (IA)

Gregor Thuswaldner
Dean of Arts and Sciences
North Park University (IL)

Angela Walker
Assistant to the Provost, Chair of Public Administration, Faculty Development Coordinator
Talladega College (AL)

Martha Walker
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Baldwin University (VA)

George A. Williams
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs/ Dean of Student Success
Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)

Kathy Wolfe
Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Emily Yap Chua
Professor of Music, Chair Music Department
Randolph College (VA)