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McNeal accepted into Leadership Engage program

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, executive dean of the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, has been accepted into the 2021-22 class for Leadership Engage, the highly selective flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County.

Presented by iTHINK Financial, Leadership Engage is a 10-month program that unites community leaders and offers participants a transformative learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.

McNeal, who has led the Belle Glade campus since 2019, is among 48 professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds chosen this year. Through the program they will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles and learn how they can make significant contributions in the community. With many industries still adapting to the changes ushered in by COVID-19, the Engage Class of 2022 is joining the Leadership Palm Beach County family at a time when community involvement is more appreciated than ever.

“I am honored and excited to have been selected to participate in the Leadership Engage program,” McNeal said. “The program will help me augment my leadership skills, while also exploring programs, services, and resources available to residents in Palm Beach County. With many industries still adapting to the changes and challenges ushered in by COVID-19 and attempting to find creative ways to return to normalcy, participating in Engage creates a perfect environment to share ideas, best practices, and strategies.”

The class members were selected for their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. They will meet each month from September through May to explore program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety, and healthcare. Class members will also divide into smaller groups and work on their chosen “Engage Forward” projects, the Leadership Palm Beach County civic engagement initiative benefiting local nonprofits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region.

For a full list of members of the Leadership Engage Class of 2022, click here.

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