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Professional Development: A Catalyst for Career Success (EDUCAUSE Review)

"As the higher education landscape continues to rapidly change, it's important for leaders to leverage their existing skills while cultivating new opportunities for growth and effective leadership. With that in mind, EDUCAUSE had the opportunity to interview Luis Hernandez, associate CIO for IT Services and Outreach at Amherst College, and Teresa Hudson, director of Educational Technologies and User Services at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Both of these individuals participated in EDUCAUSE Institute programs. We asked them to share their personal career journeys, discuss the role that professional development has played in their careers, and provide their advice for other career-driven professionals."—Source: EDUCAUSE Review

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