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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sixteen graduate from ULEAD program

Four of the ULEAD graduates, from left, are: Terri Gault, Lindsay Fulenwider, Shanika Baughman and Lin Sikich.

Sixteen participants from Carolina and N.C. Central University recently completed the second class of the University Leadership Education and Development Program (ULEAD), which provides advanced developmental opportunities to emerging leaders at both institutions.

“ULEAD is designed to create highly skilled and motivated leaders by providing opportunities to learn and apply competencies needed to meet the challenges of the University’s changing environment,” said Kathy Bryant, senior director for communications and talent development in the Office of Human Resources, which conducts the nine-week program. Participants learned from expert facilitators on subjects such as crucial conversations, conflict and negotiation skills, strategic planning and understanding the business aspects of higher education.

Four of the ULEAD graduates, from left, are: Craig Fletcher, Shandra Jones, Josh Boone and Cynthia Carter.

The 2011 class included: Shanika Baughman, Facilities Planning Construction; Janet Blue, School of Nursing; Joshua Boone, Department of Athletics; Cynthia D. Carter, Office of Budgets & Financial Planning, NCCU; Ashante N. Diallo, Department of City and Regional Planning; Craig Fletcher, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine; C. Lindsay Fulenwider, Department of Art; and Teresa Gault, Department of Psychology Department.

Five of the ULEAD graduates, from left, are: Paul Wolff, Bev Sizemore, Ashante Diallo, Judy Panitch and Janet Blue.

The 2011 class also included: James Hill, Environment, Health & Safety; Shandra Jones, Kenan-Flagler Business School; Robin D. Long, Human Resources, NCCU; Judy Panitch, University Library; Lin Sikich, Department of Psychiatry; Beverly A. Sizemore, School of Law; Brad Volk, School of Government; and Paul Wolff, Informational Technology Services ResNET.

Participants also worked in teams to research and provide recommendations on projects addressing major campus issues.

Three of the ULEAD graduates, from left, are: Robin Long, James Hall and Brad Volk.

ULEAD is held each fall. A total of 18 applicants are accepted, 15 from the University and three from N.C. Central. Each applicant must be a manager who is directly responsible for at least one supervisor or who manages a University-wide enterprise.

The application process will begin in February. To learn more about ULEAD’s application process and criteria for eligibility, visit the ULEAD website.

For questions, contact William Frey in the Office of Human Resources at 962-9685 or