Hall selected for National Leadership Development program

April 21, 2014

PLAINVIEW, TEXAS – Wayland Baptist University is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Bobby Hall is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Executive Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in higher education. Dr. Hall will participate in two seminars held in Washington, DC, as well as readings, webinars, and a mentoring program. In addition, he will develop an experiential learning plan focused on specific areas of presidential responsibility.

The purpose of the Academy is to give provosts and vice presidents a better understanding of the job duties associated with college presidents to help them become more effective leaders in their provost positions, as well as for those who aspire to become college presidents.

“Competition for the available places in the program was intense,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive.”

Dr. Hall holds an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Wayland. He has served at Wayland in various capacities since 1982.

“Dr. Hall is a fine administrator who has done an excellent job at Wayland in a wide variety of jobs and positions,” said WBU President Dr. Paul Armes. “He is an extraordinarily suitable candidate for the CIC/Lilly program. Working with Bobby and my entire cabinet has been one of the great privileges of my life.”

Since the program began in the 2009–2010 academic year, several vice presidents have become presidents. “These indicators suggest that CIC is helping to meet the leadership needs of higher education by offering highly effective leadership development programs for modest fees to member institutions,” Ekman said.

The Academy is co-sponsored by CIC, the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities with financial support from Academic Search, Inc. and the Henry Luce Foundation. Tom Kepple, president of AALI and president emeritus of Juniata College (PA), is the program director.

For more information about the Executive Leadership Academy, visit www.cic.edu/ExecutiveLeadershipAcademy.