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Temperley Selected for National Leadership Development Program


Temperley Selected for National Leadership Development Program

St. John Fisher College is pleased to announce that Maya Temperley, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, is one of 26 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. As a participant, Temperley will attend two seminars, one in San Antonio, Texas, November 2–4, 2012, and one in Washington, DC, June 16–18, 2013. She will participate in a mentoring program, experiential learning projects, and a series of readings and case studies.

The purpose of the Academy is to prepare prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division—including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management, and advancement—in independent higher education.

“The need to prepare future leaders of colleges and universities has never been greater, because the generation of people now in senior leadership positions on campus is rapidly approaching retirement,” says Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Competition for the available places in the Academy was intense, and the review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. We believe that Maya Temperley has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior responsibility on campus.”

Temperley joined Fisher in November 2006. Prior to that, she worked for the Commission Project as the Director of Grants, the Eastman School of Music as the Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, and the Government of Ontario as a Policy Advisor. She holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry; a B.A. in Music; an M.A. in Music Theory from the University of Ottawa, Canada; and an M.P.A. from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

“Maya has successfully worked with Fisher faculty and staff to establish a more active grant-seeking culture on campus, such that the College has significantly increased its publicly funded research and programs,” said Dr. Donald Bain, President of St. John Fisher College. “I am confident that the Senior Leadership Academy will strengthen Maya’s business acumen and leadership skills and will provide a professional development opportunity to complement her experience.”

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