Kirstin Johnson, Head of the Music and Performing Arts Library and University Library Professor, was one of 65 department heads and chairs from Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) universities to attend the Department Executive Officer Program.
This leadership development event focused on several topics including conflict resolution, group problem solving, and faculty development.
This Department Executive Officer Seminar was created to develop the leadership potential of participating faculty, with an emphasis on enhancing the diversity of leadership in BTAA institutions. Johnson was nominated by Dean Wilkin to participate in this event and become a BTAA-DEO Fellow. Johnson is one of five participants from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to participate in this year’s program. A list of all participants and additional information on the BTAA-DEO can be found at the following link: https://btaa.org/leadership/department-executive-officers-seminar/Introduction.