TU vice president selected for ACE workshop | People
THOMAS COUNTY, GA - News release from Thomas University
Dr. Vivian Gallman-DeRienzo, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Thomas University, has been chosen to participate in the American Council on Education’s workshop “Advancing to the Presidency” in October.
The workshop is designed for senior university administrators who aspire to become university presidents.
During the two-day workshop, participants will learn how to develop an effective presidential search strategy, learn more about the search process and how to handle contract negotiations.
Participants will become part of a network of professionals aspiring to be university presidents and will receive personalized feedback on their résumés and cover letters.
“"The selection process for this program is competitive,” Gallman-DeRienzo said. “I am honored to have been chosen to participate."
A resident of Thomasville, Gallman-DeRienzo joined Thomas University in December 2011. She previously served as Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Denmark Technical College in Denmark, S.C.; Director of Outreach and Enrollment Management at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, S.C.; and Director of Transfers at Southwestern Illinois Community College in Belleville, Ill. In November and December of 2010, she was a Fulbright Specialist at Algoma University in Salt Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, where she worked with Algoma faculty, staff, administrators and students in the areas of curriculum development, faculty professional development, accreditation and compliance, and student success.
“We are pleased that another one of our senior staff at Thomas University has been selected to participate in such a high level and nationally recognized program,” said Dr. Gary Bonvillian, President of Thomas University.
Gallman-DeRienzo holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.; a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.; a Certificate of Education from the Academy for Community College Leadership, Advancement, Innovation and Modeling Institute from North Carolina State University; a Certificate of Graduate Study in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.; and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, also from the University of South Carolina. She is also a member of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management (IEM) Class of 2010.