Dean Bedford Selected for National Development Program

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Bryn Athyn College is pleased to announce that Dean Allen J. Bedford is one of 18 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the 2014 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the leadership development seminar is designed to foster the perspectives and skills that can lead CAOs to succeed in unpredictable times.

Individuals chosen for the program are chief academic officers in higher education who wish to prepare for changes and challenges in the decades ahead, understand complex and unprecedented situations, and further develop strategic wisdom. As a participant, Dean Bedford will attend a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, July 28–August 1. John Churchill, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, will lead the Colloquium, which will engage participants in cases drawn from classical and contemporary readings—ranging from Sophocles to Eudora Welty—and compare them with situations that today’s chief academic officers face. Examination, discussion, and reflection will help participants reflect on power, ethics, and responsibility and strengthen their leadership skills.

Allen J. Bedford is the Dean of Academics and Faculty and Associate Professor of Chemistry. He received his BA from Bryn Athyn College, and his MA and PhD from Temple University.

For more information about the Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers, visit www.cic.edu/CAOLeadershipColloquium. The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 744 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.