Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente met with members of the Vanderbilt Leadership Academyâ€™s ninth cohort on Aug. 19. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)
The Vanderbilt Leadership Academy welcomed its ninth cohort of learners this fall.
VLA is a nine-month learning experience that brings together a diverse group of university leaders from both the academic and administrative areas to increase their knowledge in leading at Vanderbilt as well as their passion for furthering the institutionâ€™s values and mission.
â€œVanderbilt Leadership Academy is designed to build relations and connections among current and rising leaders across our university and to equip them with new skills and knowledge to advance our mission,â€� Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente said. â€œThese individuals represent the future of Vanderbilt and play an integral part in ensuring our long-term success as a leading American research university. Iâ€™m excited to welcome the new cohort and wish them a successful and productive year.â€�
Senior leaders addressed 2019-20 Vanderbilt Leadership Academy members at the cohortâ€™s first meeting in August. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)
This yearâ€™s participants were nominated by Wente, vice chancellors and other university leaders. Throughout the academic year, they will participate in sessions featuring internal and external speakers, roundtable lunches with senior leaders, and case studies relevant to leadership, management and personal performance.
More than 200 members of the Vanderbilt community have completed the program since its inception in 2011.
The 2019â€“20 VLA class includes: