The College of Health Professions promotes and enhances personal and professional growth as a means to advance the vision and mission of the college and university. Toward this end, the College of Health Professions has established the CHP Leadership Academy, a year-long program designed to foster the development of future leaders. The long-term vision of the Academy is that the university be actively involved in providing leadership to the community in Wichita and the surrounding region.
The program seeks to develop leadership skills in a structured and challenging environment to foster a culture of collegiality, collaboration and leadership in order to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and collaboration, and advance college and university goals for ongoing excellence.
In April 2007, Professor Rosalind Scudder was appointed by the dean as founding director of the CHP Leadership Academy. Professor Scudder is well-qualified with a background in both educational leadership and leadership development. Professor Scudder served as the founding director of WSU’s Center for Teaching and Research Excellence. Dr. Scudder is a professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
In 2008 the Academy named six Senior Fellows, chosen from experienced, motivated and recognized leaders within the college and from the community, who will serve as mentors for Academy Fellows. Senior Fellows will also assist the Academy Director in development and operations of the Academy. In addition, various faculty and members of the community will assist with this fellowship program.