Excellence in Leadership Program participants visit campus


UCCS hosted participants of the 2013-14 CU system Excellence in Leadership Program Oct. 11.

More than 30 UCCS and representatives from CU Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus and CU-Boulder attended a daylong workshop that included a presentation by Corinne Harmon, assistant professor, College of Education, about ethical leadership. Harmon chairs the Leadership, Research and Foundation Department in the College of Education and is a former school superintendent. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak led an afternoon session, “Developing Trust and Organizational Effectiveness.”

The group also heard from other UCCS administrative leaders and toured the campus.

“Most of the participants from the other campuses had never been to UCCS before,” said Andrea Cordova, professional assistant, Office of the Chancellor and campus liaison to the ELP program. “I think many were surprised by the breadth and beauty of the campus.”

The yearlong Excellence in Leadership Program provides opportunities for selected faculty and staff to become more effective leaders. Throughout the program, participants gain knowledge and skills. The program includes participation from all campuses and the Office of the President. For more information about the program, visit

Those participating in this year’s program from UCCS are:

  • Chris Beiswanger, director, Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions Counseling
  • Wendi Clouse, senior research analyst, Office of Institutional Research
  • Andrew Ketsdever, professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Glen Whitehead, assistant professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sabrina Wienholtz, assistant director, Office of Student Life and Leadership
  • Sandy Wurtele, professor, Department of Psychology