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Gateway Leadership XI Class Announced

Published on May 4, 2017

Gateway Community & Technical College and the Gateway Foundation announced today the 2017-18 Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD)  XI class. 

Lead XI class members include Loretta Buchanan, Susan Chaney, Densie Fritsch, Carmelita Gallagher, Clare Hartman, Dave Schoenling, Frannie Bennett & Connie Wiedeman, all Gateway employees.

Gateway is celebrating its eleventh year of leadership development with the 2017-18 LEAD class. This class will join 102 graduates from the past ten years of this successful program.

Dr. Amber Decker, Vice President of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Carissa Schutzman, Vice President of Workforce Solutions, and Dr. Teri Vonhandorf, Vice President of Academic Affairs, all LEAD graduates began at Gateway in faculty and staff positions. LEAD has a great history of developing leaders who serve at Gateway and beyond.

The Gateway LEAD program, sponsored by the Gateway Foundation, is designed as a personal and professional development experience for employees to explore their potential for leadership in various college roles.  Participants are encouraged to engage in college leadership roles after the program. All faculty and staff members may apply for the 10 month program, which begins every August and runs through May.

The curriculum for this year is crafted by a steering committee of alumni and will again explore the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Competencies for Community College Leaders including organizational strategy, institutional finance, research, fundraising, and resource management, communication and collaboration.

Sessions will be held throughout Northern Kentucky to familiarize the class with community resources and will also include a visit to Frankfort and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System office in Versailles.

For more information about Gateway LEAD, contact Amy Hatfield at (859) 442-1701 or