Leadership Academy

 Building a Culture of Leadership

Greetings Faculty and Staff,

The El Paso Community College Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018, a one-year program that will begin in January 2018. We will be celebrating our 14th year in offering a unique professional development opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

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The goal of the Class of 2018 Academy is to provide participants with leadership skills and a greater understanding of College operations, services, programs, and activities that will enhance their service to EPCC and to the community. Members of the Class of 2018 will participate in monthly training sessions; network with faculty, staff, administrators, and community leaders; complete an Individual Leadership Action Plan (ILAP), and attend a special two-day training event.

I encourage all employees to consider applying for the Class of 2018. To apply, submit your completed application, and request that your supervisor/director submit the Supervisor’s Statement of Support.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., October 20, 2017. Those currently in leadership roles and those seeking to enrich their understanding of the College are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the Leadership Academy, and an application can be found at http://www.epcc.edu/LeadershipAcademy. Visit the Academy Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/leadership.epcc.edu to view a photo history of Academy events.

I strongly support and congratulate the Leadership Academy Committee for their dedication in structuring the Academy in support of EPCC succession planning and for their continued commitment to this effort.

William Serrata, Ph.D.

 Dissertation by Dr. William Serrata

Successful Hispanic Male First-Time-In-College Students (PDF):

Experiences That Facilitate Fall First-Term Student Persistence.

By William Serrata

December 2009

 Community College Leadership

Doctoral Dissertation

Community College Leadership Preparation (PDF):

Needs, Perceptions, and Recommendations

Community College Review, 2002

Linda Brown, Ph.D., Mario Martinez, Ph.D., David Daniel, Ph.D.

Summary: Results of a national survey of community college instructional leaders identify the top 10 skills, from a list of 48 skills, necessary for effective college leadership. What skills should hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions? What skills do instructional leaders recommend for inclusion in doctoral leadership programs? How can community colleges prepare their own staff for leadership responsibilities? Communication skills are identified as 5 of the top 10 skills needed in providing effective community college leadership.

 Cornerstones of Effective Practice

A Case Study

EPCC Leadership Development Academy

Doctoral Student Dissertation

by Phillip Wayne Neal

The University of Texas at Austin

May 2008


Click here to view case study (PDF)

 Join the Class of 2018

Recruitment Now Open!

Application Deadline - Friday, October 20, 2017


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