Hancock Dean Selected for Inaugural Statewide Leadership Program

Dean Yvonne Teniente was one of only 37 administrators selected to attend statewide leadership program sponsored by the Assocation of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA)

JULY 24, 2017--Allan Hancock College Dean of Student Services Yvonne Teniente has been identified by her colleagues from across the state as a future leader of the community college system. Teniente has been selected from a competitive field of candidates to participate in the Admin 201: Transformational Leadership Program, a new summer academy of the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA).

“I am honored and humbled by my selection,” said Teniente, who has worked with students in the counseling department at Hancock for 16 years. “I am ready to bring back the tools I learn in Sacramento to better serve my community, the college and our students.”

Teniente is one of 37 participants in the inaugural class of this newly developed program designed specifically to identify and nurture administrative talent in the California community college system. ACCCA has identified the class members as the future leaders of the system who will ultimately be called upon to implement the innovative changes necessary to improve student success.

“Yvonne is passionate and dedicated to doing whatever she can to help change the odds for our community,” said Nohemy Ornelas, Hancock’s associate superintendent/vice president, Student Services. “I know her involvement with this statewide leadership program will benefit students of Allan Hancock College and community colleges across the state for years to come.”

The new program’s curriculum will pair a comprehensive exploration of leadership theory and self-assessment with strategies for implementing institutional change. It is funded by a grant from the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office Institutional Effectiveness Division.

 “I know that Allan Hancock College is laying the foundation for social and economic mobility. Hancock changed my trajectory in life and it is remarkable and inspiring to see the college changing so many other lives,” said Teniente. “I know my role as dean is to provide motivation, inspiration and to have those courageous conversations that will bring about transformative change.”

The Association of California Community College Administrators has provided cutting-edge training and professional development to the administrators and managers of California community colleges for more than 40 years. Admin 201 is the latest in a line of successful training programs created to bridge the gap in skills and leadership development.

The program runs from July 23-27 in Sacramento.

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Last Modified Aug 2, 2017