Bridging the gap between data and policy, encouraging student involvement in strategic planning, and promoting study abroad are just a sampling of the projects that Ithaca College’s President’s Fellows will spend the next academic year working on.
The President’s Fellows Program is a one-year fellowship that moves participants outside of their normal work environment and field to experience new professional opportunities on campus, develop leadership capabilities and receive mentorship in an unfamiliar area of interest. The program is supported by the President’s Discretionary Fund, a strategic resource for supporting faculty, staff and students as they explore their potential as learners, educators, leaders, professionals and human beings.
The inaugural cohort of fellows was announced by President Shirley M. Collado on May 9.
“I was incredibly impressed by the high caliber of our applicants for this program and the tremendous creativity they brought to their ideas around leadership, shared governance and collaborative work at Ithaca College,” said Collado in an email to the campus community. “The six fellows who’ve been selected demonstrated incredible vision, and throughout the next academic year they will have a great deal of learning opportunities both as individuals in their selected project or department area and as a group through cohort-based and interdisciplinary professional development opportunities.”
The fellows for the 2018-19 academic year are: