Umberger completes statewide leadership program, named co-director

l to r: Sandy Peabody (NCCCLP), Gilbert Umberger, Dr. Pat Akers (Director, NCCCLP)

Gilbert Umberger, Student Activities Coordinator at Durham Tech, graduated from the 29th class of the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program on April 27 at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center.

During the ceremony, it was also announced that Umberger was named co-director of the 2018-19 Leadership Program. Umberger’s commitment is for three years, which will include him serving as co-director, director, and as a member of the Executive Board.

The seven-month leadership program offers participants face-to-face and computer-based learning experiences to acquaint them with community college issues and help them develop leadership skills. The program is highly experiential in nature, and participants work in teams to create an ideal community college. Upon completion, participants develop and enhance essential skills to support their current and future leadership roles in the North Carolina Community College System.