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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
Three Auburn University professors were part of a
group of 46 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference
universities selected Friday as 2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development
The Auburn faculty are Brigitta Brunner, associate professor
and director of the public relations program in the College of Liberal Arts;
David Hinson, professor and head of the School of Architecture, Planning and
Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction;
and Jared Russell, associate professor of kinesiology and director of student
development in the College of Education.
"We commend our faculty honorees for their excellent work
and for their dedication to higher education, which are traits that inspire our
students," said Timothy Boosinger, Auburn University provost and vice president
for academic affairs. "We look forward to their participation with SEC
colleagues in the leadership program."
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a
professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance
academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has two
components: a university-level development program designed by each institution
for its own participants and two, three-day, SEC-wide workshops held on
specified campuses for all program participants.
This year's workshops will be held Oct. 15-17 at the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Feb. 6-8 at the University of Florida
"The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a
valuable opportunity for faculty and administrators at Southeastern Conference
universities to study a wide range of topics in higher education from the
leader's perspective," said Torie Johnson, SECU executive director. "We trust
that the skills, techniques and knowledge they acquire this year will help
prepare them for high level service in academia."
Using its SECU academic initiative, the SEC sponsors,
supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities
involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member universities.
The SEC also provides an online platform to showcase achievements of these
individuals on regional, national and international levels.