Dr. Timothy Huebner, associate provost and the Irma O. Sternberg Professor of History at Rhodes College, has been admitted into the 2021–2022 Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) of the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.
Up to 40 participants from independent colleges and universities are selected for the competitive year-long program, which is intended for administrators advancing in responsibilities in college administration or seeking senior leadership positions. The program consists of seminars led by experts in key areas of higher education; readings on leadership and book groups; a highly individualized plan of activities developed by the participant and mentor to fill the gaps in the participant’s expertise and experience; webinars, regional gatherings, and campus visits; and structured consultations among the participants, mentor, and program director.
The SLA also helps participants achieve a better understanding of the broader context within which their own institution operates and a perspective on higher education beyond their current role.
Huebner has been at Rhodes for 26 years and is a specialist in the constitutional and legal history of the 19th-century United States. He founded and directed the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies and served for six years as chair of the Department of History. Huebner also is the recipient of the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Jameson Jones Award for Outstanding Service, both presented by the college. In 2004, he was named Tennessee Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
“I am honored to be selected for this year’s Senior Leadership Academy, and I look forward to learning from and with my colleagues at other institutions around the country,” says Huebner. “Liberal arts colleges face an array of challenges in the years to come, but I am undaunted in my belief that strong academic leaders can and will make a difference.”