Miller’s presentation was entitled “Maximum Impact Leadership” and addressed many issues related to being a leader and how to form the kinds of relationships needed to be successful. According to Dr. Stephen Hilterbran, President of SEARK College, “Mike’s presentation was very accurate in terms of what is needed to be a good leader. He made an often complicated subject simple and straight forward.”
In addition to Miller’s address, the college community also received the “State of the College Address” from Hilterbran. This year’s “State of the College Address” focused on new changes to the Arkansas higher education funding formula that shifts from an enrollment-driven model to an outcome/performance-based approach. The new model, which is expected to be approved in the next couple of months, is still in the development phase and will drive the college’s priority actions in the coming years.
The college also recognized several faculty and staff for excellence with the presentation of the SEARK “Leader in You” awards. This year’s recipients were recognized for their contributions on two projects. The first recognized Gene White, JoAnn Dupra and Sterling Rancifer for their work over the summer upgrading SEARK’s online course management system. The second award recognized Gina Teel, Greg Madden, Dr. William Layher, Jo Jackson and Chris Harrod for their efforts in the development and implementation of a Higher Learning Commission AQIP action project that developed common course constructs, such as common syllabi and assessment tools, in several general education courses.
Photo caption: Michael Miller, founder of “Verum Leadership Group” addresses the faculty and staff of Southeast Arkansas College at their 2017 Fall Convocation.