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MACU Staffers Accepted to Distinguished COSA Leadership Academy

Taking professional development to a whole new level, Mid-America Christian University (MACU) Student Life team members Morgan Thompson, dean of student success, and Alison Walls, director of student life, have been accepted to the prestigious Oklahoma Council on Student Affairs (COSA) Leadership Academy.

Both were notified on Oct. 25 via letter to Mid-America President John Fozard from Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in Oklahoma City.

COSA serves as a vital and respected link to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, its chancellor, and other state officials regarding issues and policies affecting the welfare and development of students enrolled in Oklahoma colleges and universities.

According to Johnson, “The Leadership Academy is the culmination of COSA’s vision to provide advanced, cutting-edge leadership skill development opportunities for student affairs professionals at Oklahoma’s higher education institutions.”

Throughout the academic year, academy members will participate in six issue-oriented forums that address topics of relevance for today’s higher education student affairs professionals. Led by senior student affairs officers in the state, these forums are designed to develop more knowledgeable, better-equipped mid-level student affairs professionals and to nurture the profession of student affairs in Oklahoma.

“The COSA Leadership Academy is an excellent opportunity for our student affairs staff to network and further develop their leadership skills in the field of student affairs. Membership in this academy is a high honor, so we are extremely pleased to have two of our staff members chosen to participate in this year’s cohort,” noted Jessica Rimmer, vice president for student engagement and success at Mid-America.