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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Brookhaven Administrator Selected to Attend Leadership Institute

Vernon Hawkins

Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education, was selected as one of only 32 community college leaders to attend the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. A national panel selected the participants from applicants throughout North America.

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 college.”

The institute 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.

This is the Executive Leadership Institute’s 19th 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.