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UM System names Administrative Leadership Development Program after former President Elson S. Floyd

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri System announced today the renaming of the Administrative Leadership Development Program (ALDP) to the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Administrative Leadership Development Program.

“Elson Floyd’s legacy in Missouri stems from his passion for improving leadership and enhancing professional development for the betterment of the university,” UM System Interim President Michael Middleton said. “We are fortunate for Elson’s vision as we continue this program for generations of leaders to come.”

Floyd served as UM System President from 2003-2007. During his tenure, the program, which was formally just the Leadership Development Program (LDP) designed for faculty development, was expanded to include staff leaders as the ALDP.

The ALDP is a prestigious program that provides professional development opportunities and ongoing support to administrative leaders on all campuses systemwide. ALDP enhances effective leadership, with a focus on building the foundation for a robust teaching and learning environment. For 11 years, the ALDP has supported an annual cohort of 30 to 35 administrative leaders who demonstrate the qualities of the University of Missouri name and represent the best of leadership at a higher education institution.

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In September, the UM System plans to announce the renaming of the LDP. 

Elson S. Floyd

Elson S. Floyd
University of Missouri System President, 2003-2007

Reviewed 2016-04-19