On Thursday, Nov, 30, the University recognized its newest class of ULEAD (University Leadership Education and Development) graduates. The class of 19 came from UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. Central University and UNC General Administration. ULEAD, sponsored by the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, is a semester-long program that focuses on teaching skills and techniques for leadership effectiveness.

ulead graduates 2017The graduation ceremony featured special guest speaker Robert Blouin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University. Blouin spoke to attendees about the importance of making and maintaining professional connections. Other speakers included in the lunchtime program were University Managers Association President Melissa Cobb; Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, Felicia Washington; Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Linc Butler; and the ULEAD Class of 2017 Speaker, Beth Walden.

“In contrast with generic programs, ULEAD participants learn leadership skills unique to success in the special environment of public higher education,” said William Frey, Professional Development Consultant and coordinator of the ULEAD program. “Skills such as communication, team work, negotiation for resources, and innovative thinking. They also learn about their own strengths and how to collaborate under pressure with other leaders.”

The 2017 class of graduates from the University Leadership Education and Development Program (ULEAD) is comprised of two employees from N.C. Central University, two from UNC General Administration, and 15 from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Graduates included:

Laura Bageant
Brian Boyd
Anne Cabell
Jeffrey Campbell
Erika Elaine Glander
Erika Hanami
Harvey Hinton III
Nick Jeffreys
Jeffrey Jones
Lakhesh Khullar
Kathleen O’Brien
Sara Reese
William Robertson
Arielle Rose
Jamillah Scott-Branch
Beth Walden
John W. Williams
Shawn Womack
Amanda Zettervall

ULEAD participants were grouped into four teams, all of whom completed a project during the semester.

Click on each project title to view project report:

Learn more about ULEAD
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