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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eighteen managers complete the 2012 ULEAD class

Members of the 2012 ULEAD class.

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

ULEAD, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, is designed to address core characteristics and skills needed to lead effectively in an academic environment.

During the nine-week program, participants focused on subjects including strategic thinking, conflict and negotiation skills, understanding the business aspects of higher education and using appreciative inquiry in the leadership process.

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

ULEAD is held each fall. A total of 18 applicants from the two universities are accepted. Each applicant must work in a managerial role or manage a university-wide enterprise.

To learn more about ULEAD, see For questions, contact William Frey in the Office of Human Resources at 919-962-9685 or

Participants in the 2012 class, pictured above, are (from left) John Covely, Environment, Health and Safety; John Kasprzak, School of Law; Jenn Riley, University Libraries; Nate Lerner, Carolina Union; David Alexander, School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Jenifer Gwaltney, Office of Sponsored Research; Gigi Taylor, Writing Center; Rich Lotstein, Thurston Arthritis Research Center; Karen Moon, News Services; Robin Burke, Finance; Susan Evers, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; K.T. Vaughan, University Libraries; Avery Cook, Counseling and Wellness Services; O.J. McGhee, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Dewanda Dalrymple, N.C. Central; Timothy McMullen, N.C. Central; Timothy Hensley, OASIS; and Raj Kshatriya, School of Pharmacy.