Seven doctoral and three master's students will explore university administration as part of the third cohort of the Brown Executive Scholars Training program. The 12-week program helps to prepare doctoral and advanced master's students for administrative careers.
"This year's cohort is the most diverse to date as every participant represents a different department and is comprised of twice as many master's students than in previous years," said Jabbar Bennett, Associate Dean of the Graduate School who leads the program.
The 2013 BEST participants are:
- Carmen Granda, doctoral student in Hispanic Studies
- Adrianne LaFrance, doctoral student in Classics
- Jonah Leshin, doctoral student in Mathematics
- Dong Li, master's student in Literary Arts
- Adj Marshall, master's student in Public Humanities
- Aaron Massey, master's student in Urban Education Policy
- Kristen Oehlrich, doctoral student in History of Art & Architecture
- Anne-Caroline Sieffert, doctoral student in French Studies
- Susan Solomon, doctoral student in Comparative Literature
- Camly Tran, doctoral student in Chemistry
Each will be paired with an administrative sponsor to learn about their role and receive advice and support related to the student's own career in academic administration. Sponsors come from a variety of offices across campus, including the Graduate School, the Offices of the President, Provost, Dean of the College, and Campus Life.
Students will hear from speakers each week on topics ranging from diversity in higher education to effective academic leadership and external communications.
"Through BEST graduate students gain keen insight into University administration and are granted unprecedented access to individuals who are essential to our academic, research and teaching mission," said Bennett.
The program concludes in mid-April with a ceremony and certificate presentation.