Third cohort selected for IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership program

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Members of the current, graduating cohort of the Next Generation 2.0 program pose in the Campus Center in mid-May. Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

A 22-member cohort has been selected for the third round of the IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership development program. Eleven faculty and 11 staff members were selected last month by the advisory board to participate.

The cohort members will begin with an orientation this month and then start a nine-month curriculum in September that will focus on the development of leadership skills and understanding contemporary issues in higher education. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify, plan and implement a capstone project, either individually or in a group, that responds to an identified need of their department, the IUPUI campus or the Indianapolis community.

Next Generation 2.0 supports faculty and professional staff at IUPUI who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations interested in seeking leadership opportunities at IUPUI or professional development to enhance their current roles. This program directly addresses campus strategic plan goals to "develop our faculty and staff" and to "promote an inclusive campus climate."

The program is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs and was created by Karen E. Bravo, professor of law and associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs, and Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and inclusion. They were inspired by their experience at the Higher Education Resource Services Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration to build on and expand an earlier IUPUI program called Next Generation. Kathleen Grove, director of the Office for Women, also serves as a co-leader and administers the program.

Members selected for the 2017-18 cohort are:

  • Ronda Henry Anthony, associate professor, departments of English and Africana studies, director of Africana studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
  • Silvia Bigatti, associate professor, Department of Social and Behavior Sciences, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.
  • Michelle Benberry, special projects manager and unit liaison, IU Office of the Vice President for Engagement.
  • Leslie Bowles, associate director of annual giving and stewardship, School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
  • Leslie A. Bozeman, director of curriculum internationalization, IUPUI Office of International Affairs.
  • Gwen Chastain, director of educational partnerships and student success, IUPUI Division of Student Affairs.
  • Andrea Copeland, associate professor and interim chair, Department of Library and Information Science, IU School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis.
  • Yvonne Dutton, associate professor of law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
  • Tasha Gilson, associate executive director of research and graduate education, School of Science at IUPUI.
  • Emily Hardwick, director of research operations, Office of Research Support, IU School of Nursing.
  • Marjorie Rush Hovde, associate professor of technical communication, Department of Technology Leadership and Communication, School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
  • Pierre-Andre Jacinthe, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Science at IUPUI.
  • Sharon Kandris, associate director, The Polis Center, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
  • Mary Maluccio, associate professor of surgery, director of the transplant immunology laboratory, IU School of Medicine.
  • Karen Sookyung Myung, assistant professor of orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IU School of Medicine.
  • Godwin Charles Ogbeide, associate professor, Department of Tourism, Convention and Event Management, IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.
  • Iyabode Okoro, team coordinator/student success advisor, IUPUI University College.
  • Kathleen Stanton-Nichols, associate professor, Department of Kinesiology, IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.
  • Brian Starkel, assistant director for leadership development and civic engagement, IUPUI Division of Student Affairs.
  • Morgan Studer, director of faculty and community resources, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.
  • Tamra O. Wright, director of diversity, equity and inclusion and lecturer, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.
  • Cortnee Yarbrough, director of development, IUPUI University Library.

Kathleen Grove is the director of the IUPUI Office for Women.