Kreider Chosen As SEC ALDP Fellow

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: October 07, 2014

Health and Kinesiology department head Dr. Richard Kreider has been chosen as a 2014-15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellow, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced today. He is one of 48 faculty and administrators named from the 14 universities in the conference.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) 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.

“The SEC ALDP, through formal workshops and on-campus activities, aims to provide future academic leaders the opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of academic leadership,” said Dr. Peter Ryan, the SEC ALDP liaison at Mississippi State University and Chair of the SEC ALDP.

This year’s workshops will be October 13-15 at the University of Missouri and February 18-20, 2015, at Texas A&M University.

Since its inception in 2008, SEC ALDP has graduated more than 230 faculty and academic administrators and program alumni have become deans and provosts at universities around the SEC and country, including Dr. Laurence Alexander from the University of Florida’s 2012-13 cohort who is currently the Chancellor at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the SEC. SECU sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its fourteen member universities.