FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Announces 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Advisory Committee
Alexandria, VA—Today the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program (PLSP) Advisory Committee. Altogether, there are 10 representatives from different colleges, universities and technical programs:
- Dr. Bryan D. Albrecht – President & Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Technical College
- Dr. Janet Zaleski Burns – Clinical Professor and Program Coordinator for Career and Technical Education, College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University
- Dr. Charlene Dukes – President, Prince George’s Community College
- Dr. Margaret A. Ellibee – Chancellor, University of Arkansas, Pulaski Technical College
- Jerry Ellner – National Director of High School Programs, Universal Technical Institute
- Dick Lowe – Industrial Coordinator, Canadian Valley Technology Center
- Dr. Douglas R. Major – Superintendent/CEO, Meridian Technology Center
- Dr. Victoria Seals – President, Atlanta Technical College
- Dr. Joseph M. Sopcich – President, Johnson County Community College
- Dr. Monty Sullivan – President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The PLSP Advisory Committee will provide expert advice and direction for the development and implementation of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program. The PLSP at ACTE, which is sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, supports current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE). The more than $1 million grant-funded program will provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of leaders at nonprofits and postsecondary institutions offering CTE programs.
ACTE will engage two successive cohorts of 20 CTE postsecondary professionals in leadership development activities like creating a personal development plan, attending virtual and in-person professional development sessions, sharing best practices with the field and engaging with a mentor. The goal of the program is to help the ECMC Foundation Fellows develop and refine their skills in organizational leadership and management; build critical skills in communication, collaboration, networking, problem solving and use of time/resources; and hone their ability to facilitate institutional change.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.