The Rio Hondo Leadership Academy was founded to enable the college to “grow its own” leaders.
Inspiration for a Leadership Academy is Born
Inspiration for the RHCLA came from:
Staff development survey feedback prior to 2009
A workshop in which we learned about a leadership academy for staff and faculty at Mississippi Gulf Coast College
Focus groups/surveys/interviews which documented a need for a leadership academy
Steering Committee Created
A campus-wide invitation was sent to “all-staff” in fall of 2009 led to a formation of a steering committee that was representative of faculty, classified and administrators. This group of 12 met during the 2009-10 year and completed research to explore other existing academies and to lay the foundation for our current academy structure.
Cohort 1 and Faculty Coordinator Selected
The first cohort application process took place in Spring 2010 with a selection of Cohort 1 and a selection of a faculty coordinator.