Auburn professors named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Jennifer Wood Adams,   Sushil Bhavnani and Richard Burt

L-R: Jennifer Wood Adams, Sushil Bhavnani and Richard Burt

AUBURN UNIVERISTY – Three Auburn University faculty members have been named fellows in the 2013-14 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within Southeastern Conference institutions and beyond.

Jennifer Wood Adams, director of the School of Communication and Journalism; Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering; and Richard Burt, head of the McWhorter School of Building Science, will join 46 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities at academic workshops Oct. 14-16 at the University of Georgia and Feb. 5-7 at the University of South Carolina. Each of the 14 SEC universities also has a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants.

“They have excelled at Auburn University and will represent our university well in their roles as SEC fellows,” Auburn Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to their exchanging of knowledge with our SEC colleagues and to the ideas they will bring back to Auburn.”

The SEC, through its academic initiative SECU, sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its member universities.

“The individuals selected by their SEC universities to participate in the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program represent the future of higher education administration,” said Torie Johnson, SECU executive director. “The leadership skills they already possess are sure to be enhanced by the SEC ALDP experience.”

Contacts: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu), or Charles Martin, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (marticd@auburn.edu)

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Jennifer Wood Adams, director of the School of Communication and Journalism

Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Richard Burt, head of the McWhorter School of Building Science

SEC Academic Initiative