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Deborah Friedman, “CCL – A Prescription for Leadership” (May 17)
May 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Manager, Education Sector, Center for Creative Leadership
CCL – A Prescription for Leadership
Deborah has served in various roles at the college level including faculty, dean, vice president and president. In her previous role as a community college president, she developed numerous collaborative linkages with higher educational institutions and K-12 school systems for delivery of academic programs during a period of increasing enrollments and decreased funding. The result of her leadership, that community college was named by the Aspen Institute to be in the top 10% in the country. Her experience in business and industry prior to entering the field of education resulted in her active involvement in building educational partnerships with the private sector. Those professional experiences included working in radio and television, sales, market research, and human resources.
Deborah serves as the Manager, Education Sector, for the Center for Creative Leadership and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. In her currently role, she works primarily with higher education and K-12 administrators in accessing CCL’s portfolio of leadership programs, products, and services. She has vast experiences with designing and delivering leadership training initiatives, as well as serving as guest speaker for civic and professional organizations.
Deborah received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toledo, and Doctorate of Education degree from North Carolina State University. She is also a graduate of various leadership programs such as the Future Presidents’ Institute, North Carolina Community College Leadership Program, Executive Management Leadership Institute, and Leadership Fayetteville where she was awarded the Leadership Challenge Award.
Deborah has served as a board member or president of various professional and community associations. In education, professional affiliations have included the Executive Council of NCACC Presidents, Early College Executive Board, College Tech Prep Partnership Council, Board Chair for Academy of Finance, and has served on High Schools that Work visitation teams. In community organizations, the list includes numerous leadership groups for economic development partnerships, military relocation task forces, local arts councils and theatre groups, along with the State Employees’ Credit Union, United Way, Rotary and Kiwanis.