Posted on 2/2/14

octaviaHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/20/14) - Octavia Lawrence, an Enrollment Center academic advisor at Madisonville Community College (MCC), is one of 18 faculty and staff members selected from throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to participate in President Michael B. McCall’s 2014 President’s Leadership Seminar (PLS) beginning in January. The seminar promotes and strengthens leadership traits among KCTCS faculty and staff in an effort to advance the System's 16 community and technical colleges, as well as each participant's personal and professional goals.
"This annual leadership program offers select faculty and staff a unique experience to learn from the top community college experts in the nation. It is designed to not only enhance their skills, but to also create strong KCTCS leadership for the future," said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. This unique professional development experience explores such broad-ranging issues as leadership traits, national issues and trends, professionalism, media relations, and customer service.
Lawrence was nominated by MCC President Dr. Judith L. Rhoads with Dr. McCall making the final selection of the class. “Octavia is at a point in her career in higher education to benefit greatly from the KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar. Her ambition to assist students and guide them in their career pathway will be enhanced by this rich experience. She continues to make significant contributions to students and the college as a whole. I am pleased that she was selected by Dr. McCall for this experience,” stated Rhoads. She will have opportunities to interact with community college leaders in Kentucky and from across the nation to learn about leadership challenges facing higher education. There will be a variety of forums for the participants to engage with these leaders from January through June, providing them with skills that can be applied when they return to their campuses.
“I am extremely excited about participating in the President’s Leadership Seminar this year and I think that it will be an excellent opportunity for me,” stated Lawrence. She holds a Master of Arts in Education in Student Affairs and Counseling degree from Western Kentucky University (2013) and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fisk University (1999). Lawrence and her family reside in Providence, KY.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9721

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 20, 2015 9670

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8635

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7436

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4375

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15272

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14336

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 1980

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1856

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1249

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1146

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1056

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 956

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 933

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 884

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 869

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 742

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News