The Administrative Fellows Program provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (with standing appointments). By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration. The fellowship experience is designed to allow the participants to become more effective in their existing positions within the University and to provide a base for them to compete at higher levels of administration for advancement in the future.
The objectives of the program are to identify faculty and staff who have potential for effective leadership; to increase awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education and to enhance understanding of the environment in which decisions are being made; and to provide opportunities for participation in a wide range of decision-making processes, learning activities, and program management that provide a better understanding of the challenges of higher education administration. Although participation in the program does not guarantee appointment to an advanced or administrative position at the University, the program has been valuable in the past in increasing the pool of qualified women and minorities interested in pursuing careers in University administration.
Administrative Fellows for 2014-15 are:
Wanda B. Knight, Associate Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies, College of Arts and Architecture- Mentor: Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost
Janda Hankinson, Director of Information Technology Services - Mentor: Rodney Kirsch, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Lisa S. Wandel, Director of Residential Dining, Food Services - Mentor: David Gray, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer
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Mentor Descriptions for 2014-15 Fellowship
Guidelines for Administrative Fellows and Mentors [PDF]
Frequently Asked Questions about the Program [PDF]
Administrative Fellows Program Application [PDF] [Word]
Administrative Fellows Program Brochure [PDF]
Other links of interest:
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494
Web page last modified August 20, 2014