Helge Appointed SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

July 19, 2018

Terri HelgeTerri Lynn Helge, Texas A&M School of Law Associate Dean for ​Academic Affairs, selected as a SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Texas A&M School of Law’s new associate dean for academic affairs, Terri Lynn Helge, was one of the four Texas A&M administrators selected as a fellow for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

SECU Primary full colorThe SEC ALDP provides an executive-level training experience to proven academic leaders identified for senior positions within the conference. The program rotates its venues throughout the SEC universities. The fall 2018 workshop will take place at the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee will host the Spring 2019 ​workshop.

Former Interim Dean Thomas W. Mitchell said he was elated to nominate Professor Helge. He believes that her previous and current legal work exemplify the kind of faculty member that the SEC ALDP seeks to recognize.

“Associate Dean Terri Helge is a highly respected teacher and faculty member who has a long and impressive record of law school and ​university service, including service on many of the law school’s most important faculty committees, including a term serving as chair of our ​tenure committee,” said Mitchell. “In nominating Terri, I wanted to give her the opportunity to gain new knowledge, skills and perspectives on higher education administration for her own professional development,” continued Mitchell. “She can apply what she learns this year in the SEC ALDP in her administrative leadership position at the law school in a way that will confer significant and tangible benefits to our law school.”

Helge said she is pleased to be one of the four academic fellows to represent Texas A&M University. “I am excited to work with exceptional leaders in higher education administration through the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program.”

Following completion of the year-long program, Helge plans to apply her legal expertise and knowledge gained from the SEC ALDP to her new position. 

“The law school has experienced tremendous growth since becoming part of Texas A&M University. As associate dean for academic affairs, I plan to apply the leadership skills I develop through the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program to advance the law school’s programs and enhance opportunities for students and to effectively manage the associated challenges,” said Helge.

2018-2019 Texas A&M University SEC ALDP Fellows:
  • Mindy Bergman, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
  • Carol Bunch-Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Terri Helge, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Law
  • Scott Schaefer, Professor and Associate Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

- Article by Tyra Kelly, Texas A&M University School of Law