SAN MARCOS (July 21, 2017) – Shayla Sivert, Palomar College Dean, Languages and Literature has been selected to participate in the Admin 201: Transformational Leadership Program, a new summer academy of the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA).

Sivert is one of 37 participants in the inaugural class of this newly developed program that was designed specifically to identify and nurture administrative talent in the California community college system. According to Patti Marcotte of ACCCA, the organization “has declared these individuals the Future Leaders of the system who will ultimately be called upon to implement the innovative changes necessary to improve student success. “

Marcotte described Admin 201 as the latest in a line-up of successful training programs originated by ACCCA to bridge the gap in skills and leadership development in the California community colleges. “The program’s compelling curriculum pairs a comprehensive exploration of leadership theory and self-assessment with strategies for implementing institutional change,” Marcotte said.

The program is funded by a grant from the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office Institutional Effectiveness Division.

Palomar Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake said, “This is great news for Shayla, and for Palomar College. We already benefit from Shayla’s strong leadership skills, and she is a perfect fit for this program.”

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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150  ext. 2152