One of the most prestigious organizations at Connors State College, Leadership Connors, held its first meeting this week. The year-long program, now in its second year, is designed to enhance the leadership abilities and knowledge of selected Connors employees.
“We had quite a few applicants this year,” said program director, Ryan Blanton. “We selected ten, highly-qualified individuals into this year’s program.”
Leadership Connors allows Connors employees to meet and learn from many community leaders. The group is scheduled to hear from CEOs, state senators and representatives. The initial class was addressed by Connors State College’s President, Dr. Tim Faltyn.
Faltyn talked to the group about the honor of participating in the program as well as the difference in being a good leader and an excellent leader.
“We have a lot of really great leaders on our campus,” said Faltyn. “The goal of this program is to develop their leadership skills and to introduce them to other key leaders in our area.”
Leadership Connors meets monthly and allows the participants to interact with a different state and/or community leader each time.
“I appreciated that Dr. Faltyn was so candid with us,” said participant and Connors Instructor, Dr. Gary Grady. “We were able to interact with him and learn from him on a level that isn’t possible on a day-to-day basis. I believe this program will offer us the same opportunities with each of our speakers.”
This year’s class participants are:
Dr. Gary Grady, Psychology Instructor
Angie Lane, Bursar
Spencer Nero, Recruitment
Robin O’Quinn, Chair, Communication, Fine Arts, Development Education and Connors Success Centers
Stacy Pearce, Creative Services, Public Relations and Marketing
Lynette Rock, Chair, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education
Karen Seabolt, Accounts Payable Director
Baxter Stewart, Financial Aid Director
Teresa Williams, Human Resources
Lisa Wade, Director, Muskogee Difference, Wellness and Outreach