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Catawba College's Dean of Performing Arts Selected for New National Leadership Development Program

September 7, 2010

Category: Academics, Faculty, Music, Theatre Arts


Woody Hood
Catawba College is pleased to announce that Dr. Woodrow Hood is one of only 42 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. As a participant, Dr. Hood will attend two seminars, one in the fall in Williamsburg, Virginia, November 5-7, and one in the spring in Washington, D.C. He will participate in a mentoring program, experiential learning projects, and a series of readings and case studies.

The purpose of the Academy is to prepare prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division — including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management, and advancement — in independent higher education.  Read more information about the Senior Leadership Academy.

 "Competition for the available places in the program was extremely keen," says Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. "It is worth noting that the review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. They (and I) believe that Dr. Hood has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior responsibility on campus."

  • Sessi S. F. Aboh, Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Fisk University, TN ;
  • Victor Arcelus, Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life, Gettysburg College, PA ;
  • Issac M. Carter, Dean of Students, St. Thomas University, FL ;
  • Robin L. Cautin, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, Manhattanville College, NY ;
  • Andrea Cyterski-Acosta, Dean of Enrollment, University of the Incarnate Word, TX ;
  • Gary Daynes, Associate Provost for Integrative Learning, Westminster College, UT ;
  • Mary C. Driscoll, Associate Vice President for Advancement, St. Bonaventure University, NY ;
  • Shannon Duvall, Associate Vice President for Development, Albion College, MI ;
  • Brian Ernsting, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Evansville, IN ;
  • Larry J. Frazier, Associate Provost and Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Chowan University, NC ;
  • Michelle Gaffney, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, University of Mount Union, OH ;
  • Timothy Garner, Associate Dean and Director of Faculty Development, Franklin College, IN ;
  • Lisa N. Gentile, Associate Professor and Chemistry Department Chair, University of Richmond, VA ;
  • Henry M. Goodgame, Jr., Director of Alumni Relations and Alumni Giving, Morehouse College, GA ;
  • Amy Strohmeier Gort, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Augsburg College, MN ;
  • Kristie Gover, Assistant Dean of Students, Jacksonville University, FL ;
  • Robert M. Halliday, Associate Provost, Utica College, NY ;
  • Craig Harris, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Hilbert College, NY ;
  • John Healy, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Central Methodist University, MO ;
  • Richard R. Heiser, Professor and Chair of History, Presbyterian College, SC ;
  • Wendy Hirsch, Associate Provost for Planning, Research, and Assessment, Bennington College, VT ;
  • Woodrow B. Hood, Dean of Performing Arts, Catawba College, NC ;
  • Hao Huang, Professor of Music, Scripps College, CA ;
  • Amy Jessen-Marshall, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of College Programs, Otterbein University, OH ;
  • Thomas E. Knothe, Dean of Dahl School of Business, Viterbo University, WI ;
  • Lily McNair, Associate Provost of Research, Spelman College, GA ;
  • Thomas M. Mitzel, Associate Dean of Academics, Trinity College, CT ;
  • Anne Oberman, Controller, College of Saint Benedict, MN ;
  • James O'Neill, Professor of Psychology and Project Director for Title III Grant, Madonna University, MI ;
  • Margaret Pomfret, Director of Development and Campaigns, Ashland University, OH ;
  • Dean Pribbenow, Dean of the School of Integrative Studies, Edgewood College, WI ;
  • Karen Remmler, Professor and Chair of German Studies and Critical Social Thought, Mount Holyoke College, MA ;
  • Melinda Roper, Director of Student Life, California Lutheran University, CA ;
  • Candice Scott, Associate Provost for Library and Academic Service and Chief Information Officer, Schreiner University, TX ;
  • Jorge E. Sousa, III, Director of Admissions, Saint Augustine's College, NC ;
  • Charles L. Stinemetz, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ohio Wesleyan University, OH ;
  • Scott Vander Stoep, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair, Hope College, MI ;
  • David Strohmetz, Associate Vice President for Academic and Institutional Assessment, Monmouth University, NJ ;
  • Angela B. Taylor, Director of Greek Life and Judicial Affairs, Georgetown College, KY ;
  • Joseph M. Thomas, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Albright College, PA ;
  • Andrew A. Workman, Vice Provost, Mills College, CA ;
  • Curtis Wright, Assistant Dean of Campus Life, Wagner College, NY

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education, and enhance private higher education's contributions to society. To fulfill this mission, CIC provides its members with skills, tools, and knowledge that address aspects of leadership, financial management and performance, academic quality, and institutional visibility. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

The American Academic Leadership Institute provides leadership identification and development programs across all sectors of public and private higher education. AALI creates and implements programs and assistance for academic leaders in various administrative positions enabling them to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve. In addition, AALI supports research and publications and consults with academic leaders and boards of trustees concerning traditional and emerging issues facing higher education and its governance. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years.




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