UIW is pleased to announce that Dr. Marshall Eidson, vice president for information resources, is one of 21 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) to participate in a year-long Executive Leadership Academy.
Individuals chosen for the program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in higher education who aspire to the presidency of an independent college or university. Eidson will participate in two seminars, ongoing webinars, and a mentoring program. In addition, he will develop an experiential learning plan focused on specific areas of presidential responsibility and complete a series of readings and case studies.
The purpose of the Academy is to prepare provosts and vice presidents to serve as effective college presidents. “Competition for the available places in the program was intense,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. They (and I) believe that Eidson has the potential for highly effective leadership as a college or university president.”
Eidson came to UIW in August 2010 as chief information officer and moved into the vice president for information resources position in June 2012. Born in Austin and raised in Georgetown, Texas, Eidson earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Trinity University. He received a master’s degree in justice and peace studies and the history of Christianity from The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Denver in library and information science and recently earned a Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he served as the associate vice president of technology. Eidson spent five years with Ellucian (formerly SunGard Higher Education) where, in addition to serving as chief information officer at Sul Ross State University, he supported the company’s technology management and academic technology assessment efforts at private and public universities throughout the U.S. and in Mexico. In addition, he has taught courses in research methods and religious studies and published articles in the areas of theology librarianship and technology management.
Since the program began in the 2009–2010 academic year, several vice presidents have become presidents. “These early indicators suggest that CIC is helping to meet the leadership needs of higher education by offering highly effective leadership development programs for modest fees to member institutions,” Ekman said.
For more information about the Executive Leadership Academy, visit www.cic.edu/executiveleadershipacademy.
Contact: Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, (210) 829-6001 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 645 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and more than 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
The American Academic Leadership Institute provides leadership identification and development programs across all sectors of public and private higher education. AALI creates and implements programs and assistance for academic leaders in various administrative positions enabling them to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve. In addition, AALI supports research and publications and consults with academic leaders and boards of trustees concerning traditional and emerging issues facing higher education and its governance. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years. A subsidiary of AALI, Academic Search Inc. (ASI), one of the nation’s premier search firms since 1976, provides significant funds each year to support AALI leadership development programs. The ASI subsidy allows AALI programs to be offered at a comparatively low price.