The Statement Of Administrative Philosophy

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Statement of Administrative Philosophy
It is in looking back that we can see the future; SANKOFA. This African symbol derived from the Akan Tribe in Ghana best describes my Administrative Philosophy. Translated, the word and the symbol mean, “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” (Carter G. Center for Education). Therefore, It is upon this strong belief that I stand unwavering in experiences, leadership, management style and values. Specifically, the genesis of my statement of administrative philosophy is derived from my gratitude to my elders and ancestors that paved the way for access to equal education. The impact of their courage and leadership has created a legacy that lives forever. At the center of my philosophy is the belief that it is my altruistic calling as well as duty to be a catalyst for student success. Academia is where I not only make a living but “Live my making!” Simply put, I am called to this profession and have a duty to serve unselfishly. To that end, as a theoretical underpinning of my practices, my preferred leadership style is servant and transformational leadership. Student Affairs is the department where my philosophy and leadership capacity can make the greatest impact. Vision of Leadership in Student Affairs
The development of students both inside and outside the classroom can best be nurtured through student affairs. As a student affairs practitioner, and former at risk student, I believe that a student’s engagement
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