Two representatives of Southeastern Louisiana University have been selected for the University of Louisiana System Management and Leadership Institute. Elizabeth Hornsby, assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Communication and Media Studies and Director of University Housing Chris Asprion will take part in the two-semester program for faculty and staff who aspire to broaden academic, professional or administrative leadership roles.
Hornsby began working at Southeastern in 2006. She has over 10 years of experience in digital media strategy, and her teaching and research explore intersections of communication, culture, media, and technology from a critical perspective. She is an International Radio and Television Society 2020 Fellow and is a member of several industry associations, including The Digital Analytics Association, Promax, the Television Academy and Paley Center for Media.
Asprion began his career at Southeastern in 2005 as project coordinator in the Physical Plant. He worked his way up to associate director of Facility Maintenance, where he managed housing maintenance, including supervision of shop foremen directly, 10 tradesmen indirectly and 29 resident buildings. He currently serves as director of University Housing, where he is responsible for the administration and supervision of all facilities, operations, personnel management, budgets, conferences, and residence life programs.
The Universities of Louisiana Management and Leadership Institute launched in 2017. The nine-month institute immerses participants in rigorous programming designed to gain a deeper understanding for effective leadership in higher education. Throughout the two semesters, members visit each of the nine universities and ultimately produce a group project that addresses some of the challenges of higher education.