Drs. Astle and Livengood Complete Academic Leadership Program

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Two of Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy's newly appointed administrators, Dr. Janet Astle, Assistant Dean of Student Services, and Dr. Bruce Livengood, Assistant Dean for Professional Programs, have recently completed the 2014 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) in Atlanta, Georgia. CAAMP is a program of The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL).

According to AAL project manager Becky Zang, CAAMP is a top-notch leadership and management course designed specifically for department chairs and academic administrators within colleges and schools of the health professions. Since its inception in 2009, over 250 administrative leaders from institutions over the country have participated in CAAMP.

CAAMP participants developed their leadership abilities through assessments and through peer feedback and individualized, professional coaching. Sessions included learning to lead, managing new tasks and challenges, faculty performance and assessment, strategic planning and budgeting, conflict management, work-life balance, and legal issues in academia. Drs. Astle and Livengood's participation in CAAMP demonstrated their strong commitment to academic leadership.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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