Personal Leadership and Project Management Program

Enrolling for 2018- 2019 Cohort 


The Personal Leadership and Project Management Program is an 8-month experiential leadership development program for UMBC faculty and staff who manage people, projects, and programs on campus. Cohort participants will be immersed in an evidenced-based systems view of leadership and will apply concepts and practices from the fields of neuroscience, organizational and behavioral science, project management, and business innovation to their individual, group, and project work. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on change initiatives at the larger University level as well as apply the same concepts and strategies to their own individual and department initiatives. Cohort members will collaborate with University leadership to select and engage with projects aligned with UMBC’s 2016 Strategic Plan.

We believe this program will benefit participants by expanding leadership influence, enhancing their leadership and project management effectiveness in their current role and position them for future growth opportunities.  For more information, please contact Jill Wardell at or 410-455-1442. Participants in this program are nominated by UMBC Vice Presidents and Deans. The nomination deadline is September 3, 2018.  If you are interested in the program, please speak with your supervisor prior to this date. 

Program Overview


2015-2016 Cohort

Lynda Aldana
Head of Technical Services and Library IT

Karen Barnes
Grants & Contracts Manager
Sponsored Programs

Frank Caldwell
Assistant Director
Resident Life

Shirley Carrington
Program Coordinator
Shriver Center

Kelly Fanning
Academic Advisor
Academic Advising and Student Services

Eric Ford
Associate Director of Operations
Shriver Center

Tanvi Gadhia
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Vice President
Administration and Finance

A.J. Irizarry
Assistant Director
The Commons

Andrew Linn
Assistant Director
Financial Aid and Scholarship Financial Aid

Stacy Long
Administrative Affairs and Research Administrative Systems
Division of Information Technology

Thomas Mandato
Associate Athletic Director
Internal Operations
Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation

Mallela Ralliford
Contract Administrator

elle Trusz
Executive Administrative Assistant I
CAHSS Deans Office

Pheng Xiong
Assistant Registrar for Graduation
Registrar’s Office

Marlo Zeroth
Associate Director of Budget and Resource Analysis
Budget Office

2014-2015 Cohort

Jean Bunche
Director, Special Projects
Student Business Services

Joel Dewyer
Associate Director
The Commons

Dean Drake
Assistant Vice President

Lisa Drouillard
Director of Payroll
Human Resources

Sharon Fallin
Academic Skills and Placement Testing Coordinator
Learning Resources Center

Jared Fincke
COEIT Business Service Center

Jacki Gloger Stone
Assistant Director
Residential Life

Roland King

Sandy Mowbray
Campus Card/Mail Services

Katie Murray
Associate Director
Undergraduate Admissions

Tracey Musick
Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision Support 

Sam Riley
Coordinator of Math, Statistics and Tutoring
Learning Resource Center

Hannah Schmitz
Program Coordinator
The Shriver Center

Gay Warshaw
Manager, Recruitment and Admissions
Graduate School

Kristin Waters
Associate Director
Undergraduate Admissions

Irma Williams
Senior Associate Registrar
Registrar’s Office