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Athens, Ga. — Members of the Advisory Board for UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development convened today to discuss the Institute’s strategic plan.

UGA President Jere Morehead welcomed the board members and thanked them for their support of the Institute. Dink NeSmith, board chair, then offered opening remarks and facilitated a discussion of Fanning’s strategic plan that includes both programmatic and operational goals for 2015-2020. Faculty and students updated the board on new curriculum, initiatives and projects.

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Isabel Yanes, a student worker at the Fanning Institute, was chosen as one of the top 100 student workers on the University of Georgia campus.

In coordination with the National Student Employment Association, UGA’s Career Center invites nominations for the top student workers each spring. The top 100 nominees and their nominating supervisor will be honored at an awards luncheon on April 22 at the Tate Student Center where UGA’s Student Employee of the Year will be announced. The campus winner has been submitted to regional and national competitions.

Program coordinators from across the state learned more about the GeorgiaLEADS program during an orientation session on February 19 and 20 at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in Athens, Georgia. Sixteen program coordinators and volunteers from the 10 pilot communities and two pilot regions attended the training to receive further details about the GeorgiaLEADS rollout and implementation process, the roles and responsibilities of program coordinators at the local level, and best practices for program management.