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Spelman Leadership Council

The Council Charter


MISSION | PURPOSE

The mission of the Spelman College Leadership Council is to support the process integration required by the College to sustain efficiencies across divisions. This will be achieved through the formulation and implementation of operational and organizational policies/procedures.

The Council shall enhance the effectiveness of new and existing programs, promote accountability and improve interdivisional collaboration in ways that support the College and its strategic plan. The Council also supports the education, training and development of its members.  

The Council will do do the following:
  • Assist the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) by handling issues delegated to the Council by the SLT for the following: 1. Decision and implementation; 2. Analysis and recommendation; or 3.General input and discussion
  • Explore issues, identify problems and concerns, make recommendations and propose initiatives that affect the College community
  • Make institutional processes function effectively by (1) reporting on interdepartmental work in process and obtain group input regarding proposed changes; and (2) promote collaboration between functional units

MEMBERSHIP
The Leadership Council shall be comprised of individuals who are:

  • Administrative Department Heads or have similar operational responsibilities
  • Individuals responsible for making operating policy decisions; particularly when those decisions have ramifications for other divisions
  • Directors (with direct reports); program managers; administrative department heads; etc.

STRUCTURE/MEETING SCHEDULE
The Leadership Council shall have a chair, two vice chairs, and a recording secretary. The chair and two vice-chair positions each serve a term of two years and can serve no more than two consecutive terms for a maximum of four years.

The position of recording secretary will serve a one-year term and serve no more than two consecutive terms for a maximum of two years. Elected chairs must have served as an officer on the Leadership Council for a minimum of two years, unless officers meeting this requirement are unwilling or unavailable to serve as chair in which case a special election will be held to elect a chair from the general Leadership Council membership.

ELECTIONS
Leadership Council elections shall take place every September.  Special elections will be held in the event any position becomes vacant prior to the end of an elected term. The Chair conducts meetings and is the primary liaison with the Senior Team representative – who functions as the liaison between the Leadership Council and Senior Leadership Team.

The vice-chairs are available to conduct meetings in the absence of the chair and are the primary liaisons with Leadership Council standing committees and task forces. The officers will be responsible for preparing the agendas for the meetings. The Council shall meet on the third Wednesday morning of each month.  A senior team representative may attend meetings quarterly or when deemed necessary to provide important information or to share strategic strategies with the Council.

Council Members

Jackie JamesJacqueline James, Chair
Director, Administrative Services
404-270-5111
JJames@spelman.edu



Steve BowserSteve Bowser, 1st Vice Chair
Director, Public Safety
404-270-5326
sbowser@spelman.edu


Jilo TisdaleJilo Tisdale2nd Vice Chair
Director, Bonner Office of Civic Engagement
404-270-5305
jtisdale@spelman.edu

Shelese LaneShelese LaneRecording Secretary
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
404-270-5110
sjlane@spelman.edu


 

Dawn Alston
Assistant Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs
404-270-5077

April Austin
Controller
404-270-5153

Harold Bell
Director, Career Planning & Development
404-270-5269

Dolores Bradley Brennan
Vice Provost For Faculty Support
404-270-5619

John Brown
Registrar
404-270-5227

Fran'Cee Brown-McClure
Dean of Students
404-270-5132

Bernadette Cohen
Director, Human Resources
404-270-5091

Venetta Coleman
Director, Accreditation and Compliance
404-270-5887

Alison Cummings
Director, Office of Housing & Resident Life
404-270-5343

Brenda Dalton
Director, Department of Student Health Services & Campus Wellness
404-270-5245

Joyce Davis
Director, Marketing and Communications
404-270-5871     

Art Frazier
Director, Facilities Management & Services
404-270-5440

Heather Hawes
Director, Event Operations
404-270-5068

Fran Jackson
Director, Center for Academic Planning and Success
404-270-5582

Lenora Jackson
Director, Student Financial Services
404-270-5209

Nicole Johnson
Director, Title IX
and Compliance
404-270-5060

Sylvia Maddox
Director, Student Life and Engagement
404-270-5139

Ave Marshall
Director, Counseling & Disability Services
404-270-5288

Renita Mathis
Director, Marketing & Communications For College Relations
404-270-5288

Sharon Owens
Director, Alumnae Affairs
404-270-5082

Chandra McCrary
Associate Vice President, Spelman Technology Services
404-270-5394

Desiree Pedescleaux
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
404-270-5696

Tiffany Nelson
Director, Admissions
404-270-5195

Claudia Scholz
Associate Provost for Research
404-270-5897

Dimeji Togunde
Associate Provost for Global Education & Professor of International Studies
404-270-5680

Jill Triplett
Director, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning
404-270-5677

Keith Webb
Director, Cooperative Education & Special Programs
404-270-5279