Mark Rickenbach selected for LEAD21 leadership program

Mark Rickenbach, professor, extension specialist and chair of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, was recently selected to take part in the LEAD21 (Leadership Development for the 21st Century: Linking Research, Academics, and Extension) program.

LEAD21 is intended to meet the future needs for leadership development of faculty, specialists, program and team leaders, research station and center directors, district and regional directors, department heads and chairs and others in land grant universities’ colleges of agricultural, environmental, and human sciences and USDA/NIFA. LEAD21’s purpose is to develop leaders in land grant institutions and their strategic partners who link research, academics and extension in order to be more effective in an increasingly complex environment, either in their current position or as they aspire to others. The program is a twelve-month development process with each of the three sessions linking to and building upon one another.