Jane Schuh, associate professor of veterinary and microbiological sciences and assistant dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, was accepted for the Food Systems Leadership Institute. The institute is an executive leadership development program for academia, industry and government.
The institute emphasizes leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems. The experience is designed to prepare scholars for upper-level leadership roles in food system programs and to assume broader leadership responsibilities within their organizations.
During the program, scholars work with expert instructors, leadership development coaches and an upper level mentor to help increase their leadership abilities. Leadership theory is combined with practical experience, often in the context of food systems and higher education.
“If the quality of the people that I'm working with is any indication, the land-grants will be in good shape for leadership in the coming decade,” Schuh said.
Additional information is available at www.fsli.org.
The institute is dedicated to advancing and strengthening food systems by preparing new leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to invent and reinvent the food systems of the future. It is a program of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, with the initial funding provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. North Carolina State University is the host site with Ohio State University and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo being residential sites responsible for implementation of the program.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.