The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has two components -- a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants and two three-day, SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants.
Searcy, who has worked at the Harbert College of Business since 2005, attended the first workshop Oct. 13-15 at the University of Missouri, and will attend the second Feb. 18-20 at Texas A&M University.
“The one goal I have for the program is to learn from others,” Searcy said. “When you assume the role of an administrator you soon realize the best avenue of resolving issues is talking with those who have walked in your shoes. The SEC ALDP program allows us to do just that. I am especially looking forward to the two SEC-wide workshops to learn how others across the SEC deal with the various issues we all encounter.”
Searcy is one of three Auburn University representatives in the program. He joins Bret Smith, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and Ana Franco-Watkins, Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Psychology.