September 27, 2018

Council for Manager Development program recognizes 2018 graduates

Council for Manager Development graduates 2018 Council for Manager Development graduates: First row, left to right: Monica Shively; Bill Sullivan, chief financial officer; Sabra Moulton; Mitch Nettesheim. Second row: Darryl Dickerson, Keene Red Elk, Ben Dispennett, Catharine Patrone. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood) Download image

Purdue's Council for Manager Development program graduated seven University managers this fall. These managers came from various areas across campus and were recognized for completion of this two-year program. The CMD program is a professional development experience for managers who report up through key executives of the University.

The 2018 graduates are:

* Darryl Dickerson.
* Ben Dispennett.
* Sabra Moulton.
* Mitch Nettesheim.
* Catharine Patrone.
* Keene Red Elk.
* Monica Shively.

A few highlights from the CMD 2018 graduates accomplishments during the past two years include:

* Presenting project work on the topic of "Simplifying Concur Expense Reporting." Concur is Purdue's travel management application. The goal of the project was to improve the expense reporting process of this system. The project was identified through the Business Process Reengineering initiative.

* Completing individual Six Sigma projects that produced cost savings and generated increased effectiveness within their individual units.

* Individual completion of a comprehensive leadership potential assessment that produced career-specific developmental objectives.

* Being mentored and coached by a Purdue senior leader.

* Successful completion of at least one job rotation and/or one job shadow experience.

"We are proud of our graduates and look forward to continuing to assist managers at Purdue University with their leadership development," says Charlyce Patterson, senior talent management specialist in Leadership and Organizational Development.

Adedayo Adeniyi serves as the director of leadership and organizational development in Human Resources and is the CMD program director. Patterson serves as the program advisor. For more information about the program, contact Patterson at

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