Comments from Past Participants
“The [K-State] Academic Chairpersons Conference is like no other conference... topics range from the status of higher education in general to specific tools to help deal with difficult situations. The conference is small enough to really get to know people, yet large enough to offer topics that will interest any department chair. I highly recommend this conference for new and experienced department chairs, as it has been tremendously helpful to my success as an administrator.”
Laurel Littrell, Kansas State University
“I was impressed with the hands-on approach to the workshops and their relevance to chairs from all kinds of departments.”
Margaret Doell, Adams State College
“Outstanding! The information I received from the speakers answered some questions I had about particular issues. I found everyone to be very supportive. This was such a positive experience. I definitely plan on attending the conference next year.”
Cheryl Ann Leary, Bay Path College
“Presenters overall were excellent and provided information I could take back and put to use as well as share with faculty and administrators in the School. I've been to other chairpersons conferences, and this was my favorite.”
Bill Searcy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
"I am encouraging other department heads to attend next year. This was a useful and worthwhile professional development in leadership skills. I particularly appreciated knowing that other department heads have similar problems. Discussions of how we meet these challenges was really useful although the discussions happened outside of presentations. "
Carol Hazard, Meredith College
"What I like most about this conference is the supportive atmosphere. This felt like a real community."
Brandon Claycomb, Marian College of Fond du Lac