Stieffel Named Thrivent Fellow
Published on June 13, 2012
Deborah Stieffel, vice president of enrollment management at Susquehanna University, was recently named to the prestigious Thrivent Fellows Program, a rigorous, 12-month executive development fellowship designed to expand the leadership capacity of colleges and universities affiliated with the Lutheran Church.
Candidates are selected based on their dedication to the mission and distinctiveness of Lutheran-affiliated colleges, seminaries and universities; a strong record of service to these institutions; clear potential for top-level leadership; and their vocational calls to lead these important institutions.
Through intensive retreats and seminars, fellows will increase their knowledge and understanding of Lutheran traditions and values; strengthen awareness of their own leadership capacities; augment knowledge of key management and financial issues; and identify personal and professional goals that will equip them to fulfill their callings, set a plan for professional growth and expand their network of relationships with other Lutheran higher education leaders.
The Fellows Program is sponsored by the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Concordia University System of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Congregational and Synodical Mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Karen M. Jones