Indianapolis, Indiana – Marian University announced today that Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Thomas Enneking is one of 20 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected to participate in the 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers. Through an examination of classic and contemporary readings, the Colloquium will help participants strengthen their leadership skills as they reflect on power, ethics, and responsibility. As a participant, Enneking is attending a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–21.The Colloquium is presented by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.
“Tom Enneking’s selection to participate in the Colloquium on Leadership is one in a long line of professional awards and honors that have punctuated his career,” said Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener. “Throughout his tenure, Tom has demonstrated the highest professional ethics. I’m certain he will be a valuable contributor to the Colloquium.”
Enneking is a native Hoosier originally from Oldenburg IN. He earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, a master of science in civil engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has served for seven years as the Executive Vice President and Provost at Marian University, which during his tenure has experienced significant growth in residential students, graduate programs, and online programs.
“Higher education faces many uncertainties, but one thing is certain. Those who lead academic programs of colleges and universities must be able to make sense of complex and unprecedented situations and bring strategic wisdom into practical use,” says Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Successful academic leadership will demand keen intellectual vision and decisive judgment, and the Colloquium will help leaders hone these skills.”
For more information about the Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers, visit www.cic.edu/CAOLeadershipColloquium.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education, and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society. To fulfill this mission, CIC provides its members with skills, tools, and knowledge that address aspects of leadership, financial management and performance, academic quality, and institutional visibility. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
The American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) provides leadership identification and development programs across all sectors of public and private higher education. AALI creates and implements programs and assistance for academic leaders in various administrative positions enabling them to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve. In addition, AALI supports research and publications and consults with academic leaders and boards of trustees concerning traditional and emerging issues facing higher education and its governance. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years.