College Vice President Completes Harvard Institute for Educational Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 8, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
SUNY Rockland Community College Vice President Completes
Harvard Institute for Educational Management
Suffern, NY - Dr. Eugene Henderson Jr., SUNY Rockland Community College Vice President of Student Development, completed the Institute for Educational Management Class 2008 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Henderson met with 100 other senior-level college administrators from all over the country to examine critical leadership challenges facing higher education, such as the budget crisis impacting campuses and the high rate of retirement of Chief Student Affairs Officers. The program examined four themes: senior leadership, the contexts of leadership, the changing demographics and politics of higher education, and mobilizing for change. The administrators analyzed case studies and literature to increase their understanding of the politics and culture at an educational institution and how to use that understanding to implement positive changes.
Upon his return to the campus, Henderson’s first plan of action is to pull together a core group of leaders. He said, "It is important to understand the politics and people involved when making a decision and trying to move the college in a certain direction. Working with a team that you can trust and confide in is critical. You don’t always need to agree with each other, but you need to be willing to work together."
For more information, contact Dr. Eugene Henderson Jr., Vice President of Student Development, at 845-574-4206. To learn more about SUNY Rockland Community College, visit:www.sunyrockland.edu.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.