New Hanover County Employees Graduate from UNCW Continuing Education Program

Posted May 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm     Category: Human ResourcesNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – This week, eleven New Hanover County employees graduated from the county’s SERVE Professional Development Academy, which is a partnership with UNCW’s Continuing and Professional Education.

“This two-year professional development program was created in 2014 to provide employees with job growth and new opportunities, and to aid in the county’s succession planning,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “We are making an investment in specialized training for employees who have the desire and potential to rise as leaders within the county. They exemplify public service to the fullest.”

There are now 86 active county employees who have graduated from the SERVE Professional Development Academy, which is less than five percent of the county’s total employees. These leaders are deliberately and thoughtfully selected to participate; and many have received promotions or moved to new opportunities within the organization, using the self-awareness, leadership, and organizational skills they learned in the program.

This year’s county graduates are:

  • Karen Benton, Emergency Management/911
  • Bo Dean, Human Resources
  • Crystal Le Duc, Social Services
  • JD Limberger, Strategy
  • Cesar Moya, Property Management
  • Jennifer Price, Information Technology
  • James Roten, Community Justice Services
  • Rebekah Roth, Planning and Land Use
  • Nikki Todd, Public Health
  • Lisa Worley, Social Services
  • Ron Zacharias, Property Management

New Hanover County partners with UNCW, utilizing professors to teach each class, to ensure this program remains relevant and valuable for employees. Photos from the graduation can be viewed here.

Learn more about the training and development programs available to county employees here.

Pictured: 2019 SERVE Professional Development Academy graduates with County Manager Chris Coudriet, UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, and Chief Human Resources Officer Mark Francolini


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper

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