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GHC sends a faculty and a staff member to join the Cobb Education Consortium Leadership Academy


(L-R: Travice Obas and Jillian Petro)


Two Georgia Highlands College employees have joined the Cobb Education Consortium (CEC) Leadership Academy. GHC elected a faculty and a staff member to join the academy.

Travice Baldwin Obas, who is an associate professor of communications, was chosen to represent the faculty, while Jillian Petro, an admissions counselor, was picked to represent the staff.

“I consider it an honor to be invited to participate,” Obas said, “and I am excited about the opportunities for service and the community interaction that the CEC offers.”

Petro agreed.

“I am looking forward to meeting all of the new members and strengthening my leadership skills,” she added.

Participants in the Leadership Academy are chosen at the institutional level, usually through a competitive process. Obas and Petro were recommended by their direct supervisors, and confirmed by GHC President Don Green.

The Leadership Academy is meant to prepare employees at member institutions for greater leadership roles in the community they serve and at the institution where they work.

The first academy year provides participants the opportunity to network and experience a variety of seminars and presentations, retreats, school visits, governmental activities, guided readings and interaction with CEOs.

During the second year, members tackle a community-based group project under the guidance of a committee of specialists, designed to further their professionalism and expertise.

Obas and Petro will join other academy members in November for a three-day retreat in Toccoa, Georgia, where they will participate in seminars and activities designed to develop stronger collaborations among educational partners.

The CEC consortium is composed of public educational entities in Cobb County, Georgia: Chattahoochee Technical College, Cobb County School District, Georgia Highlands College, Kennesaw State University, and Marietta City Schools. These CEC members enroll over 140,000 students from throughout their service areas.

For nearly 25 years, the CEC has been dedicated to improving the quality of education among its member institutions. The consortium is a unique, solution-based collaborative with the participating schools, colleges and universities working together unselfishly for the benefit of their students.

For more information on the Cobb Education Consortium, please visit: http://www.cobb-ed-consortium.org/

Page last updated: October 29, 2015