ACTE announces BPCC’s McCoy as fellow for Postsecondary Leadership Success Program

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced yesterday that Bossier Parish Community College’s Lynne McCoy has been selected as a Fellow for the 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – sponsored by the ECMC Foundation (PLSP-ECMCF).

The program’s Advisory Committee selected 20 participants from across the country for the 2019-2020 cohort. The PLSP-ECMCF will support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE). The goal is to provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of leaders at nonprofits and postsecondary institutions offering CTE programs. McCoy is the only participant from Louisiana selected for the cohort.

McCoy serves as the Director of Academic Outreach and the certified Perkins representative for Bossier Parish Community College in Northwest Louisiana. Prior to entering postsecondary education, she was a business teacher and an assistant principal at a rural high school, as well as an adjunct instructor of education at a regional university. Before entering the education field, Lynne worked in various administrative positions in the public sector, including as an accounting specialist, accounting supervisor and business manager.

ACTE will engage two successive cohorts of 20 CTE postsecondary professionals in leadership development activities. These activities include creating a personal development plan, attending virtual and in-person professional development sessions, sharing best practices with the field and engaging with a mentor. The goal of the program is to help participants develop and refine their skills in CTE organizational leadership and management; build critical skills in communication, collaboration, networking, problem solving and use of time/resources; and hone their ability to facilitate institutional change. The PLSP-ECMCF also includes a research study to help determine what efforts best contribute to leadership development among postsecondary CTE professionals and the creation of resources that can be widely distributed to support others in the field.