Higher Education Executive Leadership Transitions: What Does it Mean for Community Engagement?
Sponsored by the Engagement Academy for University Leaders (EA) in collaboration with the University of Georgia
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:00- 2:15PM CST

Register now for a free webinar on the topic of executive leadership transitions and the actions needed to sustain momentum for community-engagement. The webinar will  feature Lorilee Sandmann, professor emerita with the University of Georgia, and Diann Jones, clinical assistant professor with the University of Georgia.

The March 4 webinar will also preview themes to be covered at this year's Engagement Academy for University Leaders, set for June 1-4 at the University of Minnesota campus.  The academy is designed for executives and teams responsible for developing institutional capacity for community engagement. Participants develop institutional plans for engagement and return to their campuses with the ability to advance their plan as well as effectively link community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution.

Webinar Instructors/Facilitators

Dr. Lorilee R. Sandmann is professor emeritus at The University of Georgia. She has held administrative, faculty, extension and outreach positions at University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, Cleveland State University, as well as UGA. She is also editor emeritus of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Dr. Sandmann’s research, teaching, and consulting focuses on leadership and organizational change in higher education with special emphasis on the institutionalization of community engagement, as well as faculty roles and rewards related to community-engaged scholarship. She is a reviewer and National Advisory Panel member for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification process. She has been inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship and the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame.


Dr. Diann Olszowy Jones is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development. She teaches within and manages programs that develop advanced professionals who lead the education and learning of adults and/or are developing organizations. She draws on previous professional experience as an insurance executive as well as a managing editor of an academic journal. Her current research interests include the role of leadership in institutionalizing community engagement, managing change and transitions, and strategies for contributing to an organization’s long-term sustainable growth.

Both Drs. Sandmann and Jones have been involved in leading previous Engagement Academies for University Leaders.
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