New Utah Rural Leadership Academy to Mentor State's County LeadersJune 23, 20211 min read
The new Utah Rural Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for its inaugural cohort set to kick off in October at the One Utah Summit in Cedar City. Open to the state’s rural county leaders, the Academy is uniquely designed to assist emerging and established leaders in Utah’s rural county communities and to equip participants with relevant administration and management skills in multiple learning settings.
“We are honored to offer this program through SUU and appreciate so many leadership stakeholders who are taking the time to help in teaching and mentoring our first cohort of rural county leaders,” said Stephen Lisonbee, Governor’s senior advisor to rural affairs and assistant vice president for the SUU Office of Regional Services.
Managing partners include Southern Utah University, Office of the Governor and Utah Association of Counties. Key relationship building is combined with growth and development opportunities for assisting counties in operating vibrantly, responding to demands and preparing for Utah’s future. To be considered for participation in the 2021-2022 cohort, applications must be submitted no later than Aug. 5.
Stephen Lisonbee Assistant Vice President of the Office of Regional Services
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