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Miller and McAfee Participate in Leadership Development

24 June 2015

Two Pratt Community College administrators have been accepted into the inaugural class of the Kansas Community College Leadership Institute (KCCLI). Lisa Perez Miller, vice president of students / enrollment management, and Kurt McAfee, athletic director, are among the 22 participants selected after nominations by their institutions.

KCCLI is a nine-month leadership development program sponsored by the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) and is designed for individuals in the Kansas community college system who aspire to expand their professional development or move into new leadership roles.

Participants will meet one weekend a month between August and April at various community colleges around the state in interactive sessions over a broad array of topics including but not limited to characteristics of effective leaders and personal leadership styles, higher education and the Kansas system, assessing personal strengths, working effectively with internal and external stakeholders, managing change and conflict, cultural diversity in the workplace, media relations, power and politics, effective communication; strategic planning, collaboration, and fundraising. Pratt Community College will host the December session.

“I am very honored to be selected and have the opportunity to be a member of this inaugural class and I look forward to learning and expanding my knowledge and skills," said Miller. "I am very appreciative of [President] Calvert’s support and willingness to allow us to participate in this program.”

KACCT is based in Topeka with a mission of building better futures through cooperation, collaboration and communication in advocating on behalf of community colleges to better serve Kansas constituencies.