Applications are being sought for the 2013-14 Administrative Fellows Program, a joint program of the Office of the President and the Commission for Women that provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, Fellows who are seeking the background necessary to compete at higher levels of administration will have an opportunity to broaden their perspectives and experience. Mentors will be Madlyn L. Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses; Robert N. Pangborn, interim executive vice president and provost; and Harold L. Paz, CEO, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, senior vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.
An informational meeting has been scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14, in the 201 Old Main conference room. The meeting is for those interested in the program and is designed to allow past fellows to field questions from prospective fellows. RSVP to Katryn Boynton on or before Friday, Nov. 9, either via email at email@example.com or at 814-863-7494.
The objectives of the program are to increase the Fellow’s awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education and to enhance their understanding of the environment in which decisions are made; to provide opportunities for Fellows to participate in a wide range of decision-making processes and learning activities to better equip them to understand the challenges of higher education administration; and to provide opportunities to observe a variety of leadership styles. Although completion of the program does not guarantee appointment to an administrative position at the University, individuals who complete the program increase the pool of qualified candidates.
To apply, candidates must hold standing faculty or staff positions; have demonstrated success in their current positions and interest in an administrative career; demonstrate evidence of leadership experience and decision-making ability; have the ability to relate effectively to students, faculty and staff; exhibit a commitment to diversity; and have a willingness to accept a wide variety of assignments.
Standing faculty and staff meeting these qualifications at all University locations are strongly urged to apply. The starting dates of each fellowship will vary depending on the office and the Fellow’s commitments. Applications, and additional information, are available at http://www.psu.edu/dept/vprov/adminfellows.htm and must be returned by Jan. 25.