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Leadership UD

2015-16 Annual Report

Fellows Program

Each year, Leadership UD welcomes a new cohort of fellows, who were nominated by their dean or vice president. Through the Fellows Program, participants learn about the University, their own leadership style, and how to use their gifts and talents to influence and inspire others.

2016 LUD cohort

2015-16 Fellows

  • Denise Baker (School of Law)
  • Mike Bennett (Campus Ministry)
  • Kevin Cane (Student Development)
  • Wes Cummings (Advancement)
  • Lee Dixon (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Sean Gallivan (School of Education and Health Sciences)
  • Thusitha Gunsekera (UDRI)
  • Beth Hart (School of Engineering)
  • Kate Holley (UDRI) Grace Kim (School of Education and Health Sciences)
  • Christine Kremer (Enrollment Management and Marketing)
  • Lindsay Lease (Finance and Administrative Services)
  • Patrick Luckett (Finance and Administrative Services)
  • Karen McBride (Center for International Programs)
  • Lisa McCaffrey (UDRI) Matt Mize (UDit)
  • Peggy Nicodemus (School of Business Administration)
  • Amanda Pollack (Student Development)
  • David Sipusic (Finance and Administrative Services)
  • Andrea Zavakos (School of Business Administration)

I truly learned that we never stop growing and learning as a leader. I also learned that leadership is found at all levels within the University and each is critical to our success to learn, lead and serve. Ultimately a true leader has service at the heart of why we are at UD.

2015-16 Cohort Member

Program Outcomes


2015-16 cohort members reported an increased understanding of:


Increased understanding that UD systems that can help influence change


Increased understanding of their own leadership strengths


Increased understanding of building relationships and community


Increased understanding of cultural and intercultural competence


Increased understanding of UD’s Catholic, Marianist mission and identity

Associates Program

Graduates of the LUD Fellows program are automatically inducted into the Associates Program, where they have the opportunity to attend sessions, continually engage with the University community and further their leadership development.

331 Leadership UD Associates (2000-2016)

  • 248 staff and 83 faculty
  • 143 male and 188 female

There were 373 session attendees; participants came from all 16 cohort years.

2015-16 Associates Sessions

  • UDRI/STARS with John Leland
  • UD Chapel Tour with Fr. Jim Fitz and Crystal Sullivan
  • Lunch and Learn with Jason Pierce and Eddy Rojas
  • Book Read (Start With Why)
  • China Institute
  • Panel Pecha Kucha about the Student Experience
  • Leadership Chat with Andy Horner
  • NCAA First Four Book Read (Creativity, Inc.)
  • Marianist Research with Savio Franco
  • UD River Paddle

The [associates] programming ... gives me the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the changes taking place on campus and beyond.

LUD Associate


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