Association of
Leadership Educators

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

Board of Directors


Jill Arensdorf
Chair and Associate Professor, Leadership Studies Department: Fort Hays State University

Favorite quote: "We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams...
Yet we are the movers and shakers
of the world for ever, it seems." ~Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Vice President & 2018 Conference Chair

Barb Altman
Associate Professor of Management and Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, College of Business Administration: Texas A&M University (Central Texas)

Favorite quote: "A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good." ~Barbara Jordan


Golda Eldridge

Favorite quote: "Don't tell someone how to do something.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." ~George S. Patton


L.J. McElravy

Assistant Professor, Youth Civic Leadership, Dept. of Ag. Leadership, Education, & Communication: Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Favorite quote: "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." ~Nicolo Machiavelli

Director of Awards & Recognition

Leslie J. Pedigo
Director of Education, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity 

Favorite quote: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Director of Site Selection

Susan Luchey
Associate Director, University Student Centers, Leadership Development: University of Delaware

Favorite quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" ~Anne Frank

Director of Member Services & Communication

Brittany Adams-Pope

Assistant Professor, Equine Industry Program, College of Business: University of Louisville

Favorite quote: "A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Justin Greenleaf
Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies: Fort Hays State University

Favorite quote: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~Mahatma Gandhi

Director of Resource Development

Barry Langford
Associate Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice Administration: Columbia College

Favorite quote: "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." ~ Vince Lombardi

Immediate Past-President

Donnette Noble
Associate Professor and Chair, Organizational Leadership: Roosevelt University

Favorite quote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss

Past Presidents

1990 – 1991 Elizabeth B. Bolton, University of Florida 

1991 – 1992 Ann Hancook, Purdue University 

1992 – 1993 Daryl Heasley, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 

1993 – 1994 Gary W. King, Kellogg Foundation

1994 – 1995 Katey Walker, Kansas State University

1995 – 1996 Christine A Langone, University of Georgia 

1996 – 1997 Martha Nall, University of Kentucky 

1997 – 1998 Steve Scheneman, Kansas University 

1998 – 1999 Karen Zotz, North Dakota State University 

1999 – 2000 Marilyn B. Corbin, Pennsylvania State University

2000 – 2001 Robin Orr, University of Illinois 

2001 – 2002 Larry Wilson, University of Illinois 

2002 – 2003 Jeff Miller, Innovative Leadership Solutions 

2003 – 2004 Ken Culp, University of Kentucky 

2004 – 2005 Wanda Sykes, North Carolina State University 

2005 – 2006 Rick Rudd, University of Florida 

2006 – 2007 Penny Pennington Weeks, Oklahoma State University 

2007 – 2008 Barry Boyd, Texas A&M University 

2008 – 2009 Mark Russell, Purdue University 

2009 – 2010 Carrie Stephens, University of Tennessee 

2010 – 2011 Jackie Bruce, North Carolina State University 

2011 – 2012 Nicole Stedman, University of Florida 

2012 – 2013 Tony Andenoro, University of Florida 

2013 – 2014 Eric Kaufman, Virginia Tech 

2014 – 2015 Kelleen Stine-Cheyne

2015 - 2016 Jennifer Moss Breen, Creighton University

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