School of Accountancy Director DeWayne Searcy has been selected as one of 48 SEC Academic Leadership Development
Program fellows for 2014-15.
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.