Papillon and Wilson selected for national leadership development programs

Sewanee’s Terry Papillon, professor of classics as well as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, is one of 17 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2018–2019 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA). Scott Wilson, associate dean of global education and professor of politics, was selected by CIC as one of 45 mid-level administrators to participate in the 2018–2019 Senior Leadership Academy (SLA). The selections recognize the potential of both men for highly effective senior leadership.

Papillon will participate in two seminars in Washington, DC, over the next year. He also will engage in readings, webinars, and a mentoring program. The ELA is designed to prepare provosts and other vice presidents to serve as effective college presidents. Papillon will develop and follow an experiential learning plan focused on specific areas of presidential responsibility.

As part of the SLA, Wilson will undertake a mentoring program, work with experts, participate in webinars, and engage in a series of readings and case studies during the academic year. He also will participate in seminars in St. Louis, Missouri, in November and June. The SLA is designed to prepare prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any college or university division.

“Competition for the available places in both programs was intense,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive.”

 Terry Papillon was appointed dean of the College in 2014. Formerly, he was assistant vice provost at Virginia Tech and the director of the University Honors Program, as well as professor of classics.

 Wilson has taught at the University of the South since 1994 and chaired the Politics Department for several years before being tapped to lead Office of Global Education in 2016.