Leadership : Up Close and Personal

Vol. 12, No. 1
ISSN: 1546-2676

Guest Editors: 
Virginia L. Clark & Frances E. Andrews

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Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM,
Vol. 12, No. 1. 
1546-2676. Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer. Official publication of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society. Member, Association of College Honor Societies. Copyright © 2000. Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM is a refereed, semi-annual publication serving the profession of family and consumer sciences. The opinions expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the society. Further information: Kappa Omicron Nu, PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798. Telephone: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003

Interested in submitting an article to KON FORUM? Papers are now being accepted for review.


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Editor’s Message

It is with great pride that Kappa Omicron Nu publishes insights about the turning points in leadership development. These personal stories create a resource for new generations of leaders—a glimpse into the world of administration.

The pool of available talent for administrative positions appears to be small at the present time, but it is the obligation of a profession to grow its future leaders. The Family and Consumer Sciences~Administrative Leadership Council (FCS~ALC) is a collaborative organization chartered to accomplish that goal. Although the theme of this issue was envisioned as an effort to extend the Kappa Omicron Nu focus on leadership, this is a timely resource for the FCS~ALC Leading By Design: Family and Consumer Sciences Emerging Administrators Workshop, Georgia Center of Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Athens, July 22-27, 2001.

Leading by Design is planned to enhance the future viability of family and consumer sciences by preparing leaders for positions in higher education administration for the next decade and beyond. Focusing on emerging administrators, this workshop will address competencies needed for assessing one’s attributes and skills for successfully administering higher education family and consumer sciences programs.

Kappa Omicron Nu applauds these authors for telling their stories—for passing on their wisdom. “Stories are important . . . for in the great tales lies the syntax of our lives, the form by which we make meaning of life’s changes. A good story transforms our vision of the possible and provides us with a map for the journey ahead” (Daloz, 1999, p. 23). It is our hope that this issue of FORUM excites the imagination of a new generation of administrators.


Reference: Daloz, L. A. (1999). Mentor: Guiding the journey of adult learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.