BECHER NAMED THRIVENT FELLOW
April 26, 2011
Amy Becher, dean of enrollment at Thiel College, was recently named to the prestigious Thrivent Fellows Program, a rigorous 12-month leadership fellowship for the purpose of growing the leadership capacity of the agencies and institutions of the Lutheran Church.
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Council of College and University Presidents of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Board for University Education of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Unit for Vocation and Education of the ELCA and the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, the purpose of the Fellows Program is to identify, encourage, develop and equip high capacity senior leaders for leadership roles in Lutheran agencies and institutions.
Candidates were selected based on their dedication to the mission and distinctiveness of Lutheran colleges, seminaries and universities, a strong record of service to these agencies and institutions, a clear potential for top-level leadership, and on their vocational call to lead these important agencies and institutions.
Becher was named as dean of enrollment at Thiel College in August 2009 after serving as the executive director of enrollment services at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Becher holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and administration from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Minnesota. A native of Truman, Minn., she is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of College Admission Counselors and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Through intensive retreats and seminars, Fellows will gain increased knowledge and understanding of Lutheran traditions and values, stronger awareness of their own leadership capacities, thorough knowledge of key management issues in these complex enterprises, discernment of personal and professional goals that will equip them to fulfill their callings, a plan for professional growth, and an expanded network of relationships with other Lutheran higher education leaders.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.