SC State's Leadership and Professional Development Program receives Corporate Sponsorships

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

LAPDThe College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences at SC State University recently received $7,000 from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Inc.; $10,000 from Shaw AREVA MOX SERVICES, LLC and $7,500 from Time Warner Cable of South Carolina, Inc. to support its Leadership and Professional Development (LAPD) Program.

The LAPD Program, directed by Dr. Ann S. Winstead, is specifically designed to equip students with the “soft” skills necessary to begin and to advance in their careers as responsible corporate and community citizens. One aspect of the Program is to promote leadership development through interaction with senior level executives who provide various perspectives that form the context for leading in government and business. The experience is designed to motivate and challenge students while, at the same time, build self-esteem and character, and serve as a catalyst in the development of leadership skills.

“In addition to supporting segments of the leadership program, the funds will be used to support an inaugural ‘Leadership Symposium’ which will be held on Nov. 18, 2008,” said Dr. Winstead.

During the Symposium, the BlueCross BlueShield Emerging Leader Award and a Shaw AREVA MOX Services Leadership Scholarship will be awarded.

“The Business Program embraces the partnerships with these three entities to enhance the leadership skills of our students,” said Dr. Robert T. Barrett, dean of the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences at SC State. “These partnerships support the mission of the Business Program which is ‘to provide quality management education and leadership development to produce competitive graduates for a global and diverse environment,’ he continued.

For additional information about the LAPD Program or to register for the Inaugural Leadership Symposium, contact Dr. Ann S. Winstead, director, Leadership and Professional Development Program, at 803-534- 4861 or Ms. Pat McDonald at 803-516-8186.