Martin Sancho-Madriz, professor and chair of the Department of Human Nutrition & Food Science, recently graduated as a Foods Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) Fellow.
As part of the program, Sancho-Madriz conducted a project on assessment of Academic Affairs aspects of the University Strategic Plan in collaboration with one of his program mentors, Shanthi Srinivas, associate vice president for academic planning, policy and faculty affairs.
Sancho-Madriz was one of 27 fellows from all over the United States in the ninth FSLI cohort who completed the two-year program. Fellows are affiliated with academia, government and industry. The program is dedicated to developing individual and institutional leadership for a 21st century food system, preparing participants to lead change within organizations and handle challenges and opportunities in the future.
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) oversees the program, operated in a partnership between North Carolina State University, Ohio State University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with financial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sancho-Madriz and the other fellows were recognized at the last APLU Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.