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Anna Maria College is pleased to announce that Billye W. Auclair, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, is one of 20 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in the 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers: Classical and Contemporary Reading. Through an examination of classic and contemporary readings, the Colloquium will help participants reflect on power, ethics, and responsibility and strengthen their leadership skills.

Dr. Auclair is a resident of Charlton, MA and joined AMC in the spring of 2011. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire, Durham and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Individuals chosen for the Colloquium are chief academic officers in higher education who wish to prepare for changes and challenges in the decades ahead, understand complex and unprecedented situations, and further develop strategic wisdom. As a participant, Dr. Auclair will attend a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–21. John Churchill, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, will lead the Colloquium, which will engage participants in cases drawn from classical and contemporary thought selected to help chief academic officers gain insights into issues commonly faced by today’s academic leaders. Examination, discussion, and reflection will help foster the perspectives and skills academic officers need for leadership success.