Becker College Dean Selected For National Leadership Development Program

Published on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Becker College is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Betsy” Fuller, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, 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, Dr. Fuller 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.

“The review committee found the nomination materials for the program to be most impressive,” said Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges. They (and I) believe that Betsy Fuller has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior academic responsibility on campus.”

“I am honored to be selected for this colloquium, to represent Becker College as well as my profession,” said Dr. Fuller. “The focus on the challenges ahead for higher education partners well with the college’s commitment to providing students with innovative academic programs and preparing them to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.”

Dr. Fuller has served in several academic and leadership positions since joining Becker College in 1996. Prior to her current position, she was most notably a member of the faculty and dean of health sciences.  As vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, she is responsible for Becker’s overall academics. Dr. Fuller holds an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University and an M.S. from Texas Woman’s University.