Eight Tapped for SCF’s Inaugural Leadership Academy

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has named eight faculty and staff members to its inaugural SCF Leadership Academy, designed for emerging leaders at the College. The program will run from September 2017 through April 2018.

The following faculty and staff members have been selected for the academy:  

  • Rebecca Ferda, manager of business operations, Business Services
  • Danny Fuerstman, associate professor, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Michele Groves, advisor, Career Resource Center
  • Shalia Moore-Hayes, reading instructor, SCF Collegiate School
  • Andrea Lee, advisor, Advising Services
  • Jason Reed, assistant professor, Business & Technology
  • Joshua Schulte, professor, Natural Sciences
  • Gloria Tracy, assistant director, Human Resources

The model for the academy is based on competencies identified by the American Association of Community Colleges in its Emerging Leaders program. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to foster personal and professional growth among faculty and staff by providing the opportunity to better understand SCF, its relationship with Florida’s higher education systems, and its role in the surrounding community.

“I am excited to offer this Leadership Academy to develop the current and future leaders of SCF,” said Dr. Carol Probstfeld, SCF president. “This initiative reflects the College’s commitment to creating opportunities and developing our leaders.”

Class members will participate in a series of leadership development sessions, followed by a three-day trip to Tallahassee. In addition, participants will attend a selection of College immersion activities and lunch-and-learn sessions. Participants will have additional reading assignments and will complete a group project.

For more information, contact Jennifer LaHurd, human resources director, at or 941-752-5599.

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