Five faculty participate in CIC Leadership Program

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Five faculty participate in CIC Leadership Program

UNL faculty participating in the CIC's Academic Leadership Program are (bottom) Tiffany Heng-Moss, (top row, from left) Steve Goddard, Deb Minter, Mark Riley and Lily Wang.

Five UNL faculty members have been selected by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program.

Fellows selected for the 2013-2014 academic year are: Deb Minter, associate dean of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of English; Steve Goddard, interim dean of Arts and Sciences and professor of computer science and engineering; Tiffany Heng-Moss, associate dean of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and professor of entomology; Mark Riley, professor and department head of biological systems engineering; and Lily Wang, associate dean of Engineering and professor of architectural engineering.

The UNL fellows are attending the first of three CIC Academic Leadership Program seminars, Oct. 3-5 at Michigan State University. They will also attend seminars at Purdue University, Feb. 6-8, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 10-12.

UNL hosted the third seminar in the CIC’s 2012-2013 Academic Leadership Program.

The Academic Leadership Program is one of the CIC’s most successful leadership initiatives. Established in 1989, the program develops the academic leadership and managerial skills of nominated faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. The program addresses the challenges of academic administration at major research universities, while helping faculty members prepare to meet those challenges.

In total, 13 UNL faculty members have participated in the ALP since 2011.

“The program has a rich history of producing academic leaders for the CIC and other nationally prominent universities,” said Lance C. Pérez, associate vice chancellor. “UNL’s ALP fellows have returned to campus with a sharper focus on the most important administrative and academic issues. Many are in high level administrative positions where they are leading important academic initiatives.”

For more information on the five UNL faculty participating in the program, go to A list of past participants is also available.

For information about the CIC’s Academic Leadership Program, contact Pérez, UNL’s liaison to the Academic Leadership Program, at or 402-472-3751.

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