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USC's 2017-18 PAL Fellows named

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Joan Gabel, and Vice President for Human Resources Chris Byrd are pleased to announce that, on August 16, 2017 twenty-six senior faculty and administrative leaders will begin a year-long cohort-based professional development program as Fellows for the fourth year of USC's Pipeline for Academic Leaders (PAL) program. Chosen for their notable contributions to campus life, these Fellows, representing fourteen schools and colleges and eight academic and administrative divisions, were chosen from over 50 nominees presented by deans, vice presidents and other campus leaders.

The PAL program reflects President Harris Pastides’ abiding interest in leadership development in all areas of university life. The PAL Fellowship is a year-long invitation-only program for campus leaders who are ready to take their already considerable talents to the next level while addressing USC's capacity-building needs. Over the course of this academic year, PAL Fellows will participate in approximately 50 hours of targeted professional development activities.

PAL Fellows Chosen for 2017-18

First Name Last Name Unit Title
Divya Ahuja USC School of Medicine Columbia Associate Professor
Kay Banks South Carolina Honors College Clinical Assistant Professor
Mark Cecchini Darla Moore School of Business Chair, School of Accounting and Associate Professor
Tena Crews Office of the Provost Professor
Patti Fabel College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor
Dan Friedman Student Affairs and Academic Support, University 101 Director of University 101 Programs
Christy Friend Office of the Provost Professor
Beki Gettys Thomas Cooper Library Associate Dean
John  Grady  College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director 
Karin Haile Division of Administration and Finance, Payroll Department Director of Payroll
Laura Hein College of Nursing Associate Professor
Aidyn Iachini College of Social Work Co-Principal Investigator
Lucy Ingram Arnold School of Public Health Associate Professor
Kristin Lacey USC School of Medicine Greenville Executive Director of Business Operations and Finanace
Moyi College of Education, Education, Leadership and Policies Associate Professor
Agnes  Mueller  College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literature and Cultures Distinguished Professor
Belinda Ogorek Division of Human Resources HR Operations and Services
Jane Roberts College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Professor
Karen Roberts Development Office Executive Director of Talent and Administrative Services
Chris Rogers Department of Athletics Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration
Angela Sharkey USC School of Medicine Greenville Clinical Professor (AD)
Randy Shelley University Technology Services Executive Director of Application Services
Tina Stallard School of Music Associate Professor
Jeff Stensland Communications and Public Affairs, Public Relations Associate Director of Public Realtions
Mary Wagner Student Affairs and Academic Support, Undergraduate Admissions Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Ziehl College of Engineering and Computing, Civil Engineering Professor, Tenure and Promotion Chair

Posted July 20, 2017
Updated July 31

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