Calhoun VP Selected to Attend Prestigious Executive Leadership Institute


Alicia Taylor, vice president for instruction and student success at Calhoun Community College, has been selected by a national review panel as one of only 32 community college leaders from around the country and the only one from Alabama to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute, sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College.  The 32 participants hold senior-level leadership positions in community colleges throughout the United States.

Gerardo E. de los Santos, president and CEO of the League for Innovation, said, “The review panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the applicants, which speaks well for the future vitality of the community colleges.”

The Institute, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, December 8-13, 2013, provides an opportunity for potential community college presidents or those in transition to review their abilities and interests, to refine their skills, and to participate in discussions on leadership with an outstanding array of faculty drawn from among nationally and internationally recognized community college leaders.  These include community college chief executive officers, experts in leadership development, community college trustees, presidential search consultants, members of the League for Innovation board of directors, and other prominent figures.  Dr. Jackson Sasser, former vice president at Calhoun and currently president at Santa Fe College (FL), serves as a member of the faculty for the Institute.

“I was extremely pleased to hear of Vice President Taylor’s selection for this leadership institute,” commented Calhoun President Marilyn Beck.  “Through her work here at Calhoun, she has demonstrated her outstanding leadership ability and her commitment to and true understanding of the mission of the community college.  I think she has a very bright and promising future in college leadership, and this institute will help to prepare her for that future,” Beck added.

This is the Executive Leadership Institute’s twenty-fifth year preparing senior-level community college administrators to successfully fill the presidential role.

The League is an international association dedicated since 1968 to catalyzing the community college movement.  The League hosts conferences and institutes; develops web resources; conducts research; produces publications; provides services; and leads projects and initiatives with member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities.


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