For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: June 17, 2010

Southwest Tennessee Community College Administrator Graduates from the Academy for Leadership Training and Development

Barbara P. Roseborough, newly appointed interim associate vice president of Academic Affairs for Southwest Tennessee Community College, recently graduated from the Academy for Leadership and Development. The Academy for Leadership and Development is a program developed by the Chair Academy, a division of the Maricopa Community College District in Mesa, Arizona, for the purpose of advancing organizational leadership and providing succession planning for leaders in post-secondary institutions.

She completed the yearlong Academy program which includes an initial week of on-site training; a practicum experience involving implementation of an individualized professional development plan focusing on the application of skills learned during training; a mentor and coaching program, and a final week of on-site training consisting of additional leadership issues. Some of the topics covered included: Complex Role of the Organizational Leader, Work Behavioral Styles, Building Effective Work Teams, Managing Conflict Productively, Facilitating, Integrating, & Celebrating Strengths, Dimensions of Leadership, Leading and Managing Change, Leader as Manager, Valuing Diversity & Cultural Competence, Hiring and Orienting for Excellence, and Coaching, Developing, & Talent Management.

Participants in the program are selected and nominated by their individual colleges to attend. "We congratulate Barbara P. Roseborough for the successful completion of the Program," wrote Gary Filan, executive director of the Academy for Leadership Training and Development.

Roseborough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from LeMoyne-Owen College, a Master of English degree from Atlanta University, a master's plus 45 hours in Education from the University of Memphis, and is currently a doctoral candidate in education with emphasis in community college leadership.

With more than 20 years of educational service at Southwest, her professional career includes the following: associate professor of English, department chair for the Fine Arts, Languages and Literature Department, and dean of Liberal Studies and Education. Roseborough's memberships with discipline-based organizations include: the National Council of Teachers of English, the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, and the Advisory Board for Tennessee Campus Compact. Roseborough has worked with the American Diploma Project (ADP) a network of 35 states dedicated to enhancing high school graduates' readiness for college or careers. She also provides leadership for the Honors Academy and Service Learning at the Southwest and is a member of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church where she serves on the diaconate and on the Christian Education Committee.


Photo Caption: Barbara P. Roseborough
Barbara P. Roseborough

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