SouthArk Leadership Class

The goal of the SouthArk Leadership Academy is to develop a network of qualified leaders for the present and future college and community needs. To meet this goal, SouthArk seeks to:

  • Identify and motivate individuals with leadership potential;

  • Acquaint participants with issues, needs, challenges, and opportunities in higher education, community college, and community;

  • Engage participants in information sharing, exchange of ideas, and networking;

  • Challenge potential leaders to become involved with issues, the decision-making process, and professional development;

  • Provide participants with skills, opportunities, and mentors for leadership development.


To be eligible, you must have:

  • Been a full-time employee at SouthArk for at least one year,

  • An evaluation that is above expectations,

  • The approval of your department/division supervisor,

  • And have their full support – for you and the time required to participate in the 9 month/9 session program.

South Arkansas College will schedule another Leadership Class soon to assist in the professional development of our employees.

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SouthArk Lead Class VI Members
: Jon Bourn, Carol Modica-Moore, Justin Murphree, Kathy Reaves, Shanell Robbins, Emily VandeZwalm

SouthArk Lead Class V Members
: Alejandra Muñoz, Gary Hall, Kathy Modica, Mary Kate Sumner

SouthArk Lead Class IV Members
: Brandi Cotterman, Jennifer Baine, LaBreshianna Hicks, Will Rankin, Rebekah Wagner

2017 - 2018
SouthArk Lead Class III Members:  Tim Johnson, Roslyn Nipper, Robert Norman, Philip Shackelford, Susan Spicher, Vanessa Williams

2016 - 2017
SouthArk Lead Class II Members:  Benjamin Cagle, Caroline Hammond, Sherry Howard, Valerie Lewis, Vernita Morgan, Christy Wilson

2015 - 2016
SouthArk Lead Class I Members:  Linda Bates, Heather Smith, Dr. John Spencer, Amy Sturdivant, Genevieve White

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