Intercom Online......July 29, 1999

Five named to CIC leadership posts

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Through its leadership program, participants who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills. Those selected from Penn State for the 1999-2000 program have been chosen because of their past contributions and potential to undertake key leadership responsibilities at the University. Participants for '99-00 are:

* Dan H. Carter, professor and head of the School of Theatre Arts in the College of Arts and Architecture;

* Renata S. Engel, associate professor of engineering graphics and engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering;

* Lynn I. Goodstein, associate dean for operations and planning in The Graduate School and professor of crime, law and justice and women's studies in the College of the Liberal Arts;

* Murry R. Nelson, professor of education, College of Education; and

* Alan W. Scaroni, professor and head of the Department of Energy and GeoEnvironmental Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

The Academic Leadership Program involves the Fellows in a series of three, two-day seminars plus readings and participation in related activities on their home campuses between seminars. The program is specifically geared toward answering the challenges of academic administration at major research universities. Fellows are appointed to terms of one year and funding is provided by the participating institutions.

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