CHHS Senior Associate Dean Selected to Participate in Prestigious Leadership NC Program

Senior Associate Dean, Kathy Browder, has been selected to participate in the Leadership NC program.

Leadership NC is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages leaders, both current and emerging, from across the state through its Leadership NC Program and continued networking and service opportunities.

The program selects 55 persons each year through a competitive application process. Participants represent the diversity of the state by way of race, gender, geography, occupation and stage of career.

The primary focus of the program is to gain a better understanding of North Carolina, its issues and how to lead into the future. The participants will meet three days a month, in various locations across the state. They will participate in programming (lectures, learning activities and tours) related to government, healthcare, education, economic development and environment.

Browder said her expectations are to learn more about North Carolina and to make connections across the state so that CHHS can be even more effective in its preparation of the future workforce and its service to the local, regional and state community and to bring her knowledge so that other leaders across the state gain a better understanding of higher education and Health and Human Services and the role it does and can play in leading North Carolina.

In Browder's view, a good leader possesses integrity, accountability and vision. They understand the big picture. They care for people and build a network/team. They always seek input and feedback and make decisions based on clearly articulated principles. They are risk takers.

"Everyone can be a leader," Browder said, "no matter where they are. Seek out opportunities to learn about leadership and to lead. Don't be afraid to fail."