Lancaster selected for Leadership Engage

Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs on the Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade campuses, is among 56 professionals accepted into the 2022-23 class for Leadership Engage, the highly selective 10-month flagship program of Leadership Palm Beach County.

Presented by iTHINK Financial, the program unites community leaders and offers participants a transformative learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.

Participants, who come from diverse industries and backgrounds, will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles as well as understand the ways in which they can make significant improvements in the community.

Lancaster, who was born and raised in the Glades and got her higher education start at PBSC, said she’s honored to be selected.

“It’s an honor to be able to represent Palm Beach State College, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity for me to increase my network in the county and increase community awareness of the programs available at the College to students and employers,’’ Lancaster said.

Lancaster began working at PBSC in 1993 as a part-time staff member in the Registrar’s Office and worked her way through the ranks to become associate dean of business and computer science in 2016 and then dean of academic affairs in 2020. In addition to her Associate in Arts degree from PBSC, she also holds a Master of Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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 non-profits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region.

For a full list of members of the Leadership Engage Class of 2023, click here.

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