Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MCC-Maple Woods deans present at Missouri ACE Network event

The Missouri chapter of the American Council of Education recently held an event at Park University in Parkville, Mo., focusing on the value of diversity in the higher education workplace. MCC-Maple Woods president Dr. Merna Saliman, along with deans Shelli Allen and Mindy McCallum and associate deans Lynn Barron and Brian Bechtel, gave a presentation on the experiences of developing a leadership team with people from many different background and making that team work smoothly to better the college.

The group then discussed what personal characteristics, shaped by childhood experiences, shaped the professional working in education today, and how those characteristics can be applied to creating a leadership team model that works well based upon learning, respect and collaboration.

As the major coordinating body for higher education institutions of every kind - community colleges and four-year institution, both public and private - ACE provides leadership on key issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

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