Dr. Sara Wilcox of the Arnold School of Public Health is one of only 48 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities to be named a 2014 – 15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.
A professor in the Arnold School’s Department of Exercise Science, Dr. Wilcox in the director of the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina. The CDC-funded center promotes physical activity by sponsoring projects that encourage people of all ages to become more physically active.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) is a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. The SEC ALDP is managed locally by a liaison, individuals designated by each university’s provost to serve as the primary point of contact on each campus. Liaisons lead their fellows through the year-long SEC ALDP and organize university development opportunities.
“The SEC ALDP, through formal workshops and on-campus activities, aims to provide future academic leaders the opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of academic leadership,” said Dr. Peter Ryan, the SEC ALDP liaison at Mississippi State University and chair of the SEC ALDP.