Professors Carlos Blanton, Clare Gill, Shanna Hagan-Burke and Sarah Witherspoon have been named Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.
The pool of talent with the potential to become future department heads, deans, provosts and presidents runs deep at Texas A&M University.
Each year the Southeastern Conference (SEC) offers its 14 member schools a unique opportunity to foster that talent through fellowships that help prepare up-and-coming faculty leaders for further positions and careers in executive service. The SEC’s Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) launched in 2007, and Texas A&M has appointed four fellows each year since joining the SEC in 2012.
Program alumni have advanced to serve the university as deans, a vice provost and in other executive roles. This year’s fellowship class includes Dr. Clare Gill, Professor of Animal Science and Executive Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.