LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM


LEP 2017-2018 Application now open!

With a great deal of pride and enthusiasm, the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces the 2016-17 Class of the Leadership Empowerment Program (LEP).

The LEP provides opportunities for selected faculty and staff to gain career-enhancing skills and experiences in today’s changing educational environment. With a completely revised curriculum, the 2016-17 program will engage scholars in an exploration of leadership principles and strategies, professional skills and higher education issues through self-reflection, mentorship, engagement with dozens of guest speakers and project development.

The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion congratulates these rising stars for their commitment to their careers. Their advancement benefits the entire UCF community.

LEP Class of 2017

Jacob Bonne, Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Jacob Bonne, Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Arian Bryant, Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Arian Bryant, Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Renea Carver, Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Renea Carver, Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Ilenia Colon Mendoza, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts and Design
Ilenia Colon Mendoza, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts and Design
Shameika Daye, Senior Coordinator, Financial Assistance
Shameika Daye, Coordinator, Academic Programs, Nicholson School of Communication
Anita Gabbard, Administration Services Coordinator, Center of Distributed Learning
Anita Gabbard, Administration Services Coordinator, Center of Distributed Learning
Rhonda Hall, Director, Student Outreach Services
Rhonda Hall, Director, Student Outreach Services

 

Angela Neri, Academic Advising Coordinator, First Year Advising and Exploration
Angela Neri, Academic Advising Coordinator, First Year Advising and Exploration
Christine Pugh, Senior Health Educator, Wellness and Health Promotions Services
Christine Pugh Senior Health Educator Wellness and Health Promotions Services
Silvia Pulido, Assistant Director of Research, College of Nursing
Silvia Pulido, Assistant Director of Research, College of Nursing
Bonnie Rodriguez-Valentine, Program Assistant, Office Student Involvement
Bonnie Rodriguez-Valentine, Program Assistant, Office Student Involvement
Neel Shah, Senior Systems Programmer and System Administrator, Communications and Marketing
Neel Shah, Senior Systems Programmer and System Administrator, Communications and Marketing
Emily Stettner, Student Services Coordinator, College of Graduate Studies
Emily Stettner, Student Services Coordinator, College of Graduate Studies
Rosemarie Timothy, Coordinator, Student Conduct
Rosemarie Timothy, Coordinator, Student Conduct

Who is eligible?

Employees from under-represented minority identities, such as women, people of color and LGBTQ,  who have worked at UCF in a full-time USPS, A&P, or Faculty position for at least three years from their date of employment by July 1 of the current year are eligible to apply for the Leadership Empowerment Program.

 

What are the Benefits?

  • Monthly Seminars – A core of seminars is designed around specific themes relevant to higher education administration in general and professional development. Combined with focused learning experiences, these seminars serve as the foundation upon which LEP scholars tailor the program to meet their individual needs and career goals.
  • Mentors – Participants will be assigned a mentor to work with them to further develop their professional knowledge, skills and abilities during the program.
  • Leadership Institute – The annual leadership institute, offered during the spring semester and managed by the LEP class, features a variety of leadership workshop sessions. It also allows members of the current class to present elements of their LEP project or career map.
  • Graduation Reception – LEP graduates and their supporters will celebrate the successful completion of the program with a certificate and reflections on the year of growth.
  • Graduates of the program are eligible for a one-time waiver of search for a position at UCF.

Need more information?

Contact Karen Morrison

(407) 823-6478 or
e-mail at LEP@ucf.edu