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Fetch tapped for Regents Academic Leadership Institute

Austin Peay State Universitys governing body, the Tennessee Board of Regents, named APSUs director of library services as one of 30 members of the Regents Academic Leadership Institute (RALI) for 2005-06.

Deborah Fetch was nominated by Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, for the RALI, a program that focuses on strengthening the leadership skills of select academic leaders on TBRs university and community college campuses.
Austin Peay State University's governing body, the Tennessee Board of Regents, named APSU's director of library services as one of 30 members of the Regents Academic Leadership Institute (RALI) for 2005-06.

Deborah Fetch was nominated by Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, for the RALI, a program that focuses on strengthening the leadership skills of select academic leaders on TBR's university and community college campuses.

“The RALI program will provide Deborah with professional-growth opportunities through the class meetings as well as through interaction with other academic leaders from across the TBR campuses,” Hoppe said. “Her selection is an indication, not only of our confidence in her current leadership ability, but also in her potential.”

Participants in the RALI choose mentors at their home institutions, and together they will be addressing campus issues important to the participant. Dr. Harriett McQueen, dean of enrollment management and retention services, is serving as Fetch's mentor.

The first meeting of the class of 2005 was held in June at Montgomery Bell State Park, where participants assessed various leadership styles, worked with other academic leaders to solve real-world problems, developed an informal network of expertise and nurtured mentoring and coaching relationships.

Dr. Paula Short, TBR vice chancellor for academic affairs, initiated the RALI program, which began in June 2004.
For more information about the new leadership program, contact Short at (615) 366-4400.
Dennie B. Burke