Two Cerro Coso Community College employees have completed the 2016-2017 Kern Community College District (KCCD) Leadership Academy, a professional development program that prepares employees for leadership roles throughout the district.
Each year, KCCD presidents submit the names of employees to participate in the program.
Professor Matt Wanta, Nursing Director, and Becky Rock, Accounting Manager, were selected for the 2016-2017 cohort after a competitive application process.
The KCCD Leadership Academy is a year-long program of monthly meetings on topics specific to community colleges. Academy participants from around the district attended the day-long sessions covering topics on: leadership, decision making, communication, budgeting, student success, accreditation, and more.
They also worked outside the sessions on team-based projects to effect positive change across the district.