Five named CIC Academic Leadership Program fellows

May 22, 2012

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Academic Leadership Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Through its leadership program, participants who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise are aided in further developing their leadership and managerial skills.

Those selected from Penn State for the 2012-13 program have been chosen because of their significant contributions and potential to undertake key leadership responsibilities at the University. Participants are:

-- Anthony Atchley, associate dean for research and administration in the College of Engineering;

-- Rhonda BeLue, associate professor of health policy and administration in the College of Health and Human Development;

-- Kathleen J. Bieschke, professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, and 2012-13 Administrative Fellow to the Provost;

-- Mary Beth Rosson, professor and co-director of the Computer-Supported Collaboration and Learning Lab in the College of Information Sciences and Technology; and

-- Brenton Yarnal, professor of geography in the College of Earth and Minearl Sciences, and 2012-13 University Faculty Senate chair-elect.

The Academic Leadership Program involves the fellows in a series of three, two-day seminars, plus readings and participation in related activities on their home campuses between seminars. The program is specifically geared toward answering the challenges of academic administration at major research universities. Fellows are appointed to terms of one year and funding is provided by participating institutions.

For more information on the CIC, visit the Web at For questions, contact Katryn Boynton at 814-863-7494.

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