Kaul Selected to Drexel's National Leadership ELATE Program for 2015-2016 Class of Fellows
July 06, 2015 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Anupama Kaul, Ph.D., will participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Class of 2015-2016 Fellows Program.
Anupama Kaul, Ph.D., College of Engineering associate dean for research and innovation, and AT&T Distinguished Professor, was selected to participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Class of 2015-2016 Fellows Program.
The ELATE program is a national leadership program for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and is organized by Drexel University.
Kaul is among 31 faculty members selected nationally to be part of this fourth incoming class of ELATE Fellows from 22 different institutions across the country. Each was nominated by a dean or provost and is expected to contribute to institutional initiatives while expanding her leadership skills. This yearlong training program utilizes a combination of online instruction and in-classroom lessons.
"I am thrilled and honored to be part of this unique program which will be extremely valuable for me professionally and personally, in order to learn about effective leadership practices that bring about positive institutional impact," Kaul said.
"We are extremely excited to launch a new year of the ELATE program with this extraordinary group of women," said Diane Magrane, executive director of Drexel's International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics and ELATE fellowship director. "The deans and provosts who have committed to mentoring these women through this intensive yearlong process recognize the importance of developing diverse leaders within their institutions. This bodes well for the future of academic STEM leadership."
The 2015-16 incoming ELATE class began in May and will conclude in March 2016. Kaul will work with Richard Schoephoerster, dean of the College of Engineering, to develop an Institutional Action Project which she will present at the concluding meeting in Pennsylvania in March.
For more information on the ELATE curriculum, faculty and participants, visit www.drexel.edu/engineering/ELATE.