May 4, 2010
William C. Deeds, Morningside College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean, is one of only 25 chief academic officers nationwide selected to participate in a seminar on "Leadership for the 21st Century for Chief Academic Officers" that will be held July 12–16 in Annapolis, Md.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) selected Deeds to attend the leadership development program from among 60 applicants from private colleges and universities nationwide.
CIC President Richard Ekman said the program is intended to foster the perspectives and skills of college and university chief academic officers that can lead to success in unpredictable times. John Churchill, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, will lead the five-day seminar. Educated at Rhodes College, the University of Oxford, and Yale University, Churchill has taught at small colleges, worked in senior academic administration, and for eight years has led the nation’s oldest academic honor society.
CIC is a national association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities. AALI provides leadership identification and development programs for all sectors of public and private higher education.