Three from dentistry chosen for UF leadership programs
Patricia Xirau-Probert, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor who is the director of the Student and Multicultural Affairs program for the UF College of Dentistry, was selected as one of 14 participants in the UF Leadership Academy for the 2012-13 year. The program is a nine-month course designed for emerging leaders at the university. The program focuses on immersion in the university culture and exposure to the organizational culture.
Venita Sposetti, D.M.D., associate professor and associate dean for education at the UF College of Dentistry, was one of 10 faculty members chosen for the Academic Track of UF’s Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals for 2012-13.
Lisa Jefferson, medical/health administrator in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, was one of nine staff members chosen for the Professional Track of UF’s Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals for 2012-13.
The Advanced Leadership Program is designed for UF academics and professionals who are interested in focusing on more formal ways to contribute in leadership positions at UF as well as those who wish to further explore and develop their leadership skills. Program participants attend certain activities within their tracks; at other times, the tracks come together to explore leadership development issues.
For more information about leadership programs offered for faculty and staff of the university, visit the UF Office of Human Resources website.