Mathematician Named Leadership Development Academy Fellow
UNLV has appointed six fellows to the second class of the Leadership Development Academy. Mathematics professor Arthur Baragar is one of the new fellows.
Executive Vice President and Provost John Valery White launched the academy last year to nurture future campus administrators. The mentorship program also seeks to increase the representation of women and minority faculty in leadership positions.
“Universities thrive because of leadership grown from within its ranks,” White said. “The shared governance model of managing higher education institutions has endured for centuries precisely because it is an efficient and effective way to run universities. Ours are organizations where the expertise in any field exists among the faculty researching and teaching in that area, but the model of shared governance thrives only when there are effective and knowledgeable leaders throughout the ranks.”