Announcing the University Leadership Academy’s Newest Cohort

Friday, August 16 2013


This fall the University’s Leadership Academy will launch its fifth cohort. The mission of the academy is to foster leadership within the institution through the participation of faculty and staff in a yearlong leadership experience. Following a competitive nomination and application process with over 40 applicants, 14 faculty and staff members from the university’s statewide community were invited to participate in the 2013-14 program.

“As we begin the fifth year of the Leadership Academy, we are excited to bring together faculty and staff interested in developing their knowledge and skills, understanding University leadership from many perspectives, and increasing our internal capacity as we support the development of strong leadership within the University community,” says Jeanne Stevenson, vice provost for academic affairs. “The continued investment in building a strong leadership core from within contributes to the University’s successes on many levels.”

2013-14 Leadership Academy members include:

Paul Amador, Academic Programs Coeur d’Alene Center
Angelique EagleWoman, College of Law
Joana Espinoza, Engineering
Michael Greenlee, Law Library
Paulette House, College of Natural Resources, Student Services Center
Dee Dee Kanikkeberg, University Housing
Julia Keleher, LGBTQA Office, Student Affairs
Benjamn Kirchmeier, ITS Customer Support
Matthew Kurz, Office of the Dean of Students
Jacqueline Maximillian, Environmental Science & Water Resources
Kelsi Nagle, University Housing
Colton Oliphant, Study Abroad
Sandra Reineke, Political Science & Women’s Studies
Michele Vachon, Landscape Architecture

The Leadership Academy cohort group will meet approximately three times a month throughout the fall and spring semesters to learn about and discuss a variety of topics including areas of personal strength, functional areas and leadership at the University of Idaho, essential skills for leadership and theories guiding leadership practice. Participants in the Leadership Academy will also divide into teams to learn more about the organization.