Hurtado selected for SEC Academic Leadership Program

John -HurtadoDr. John Hurtado, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and senior director for interdisciplinary engineering programs, has been selected by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to participate in the SECU Academic Leadership Program (ALDP) for 2015-16.

SECU is the academic initiative of the SEC and serves as the primary mechanism through which collaborative academic endeavors and achievement of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.

Hurtado is one of four professors from Texas A&M selected to participate in the ALDP, joining Ginger E. Carney from the College of Science, Violet Showers from the College of Liberal Arts and Kathleen L. Kavanagh from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Using its SECU academic initiative, the SEC sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its member universities. 

The goals of the SECU initiative include highlighting the endeavors and achievements of SECU faculty and universities; advancing the merit and reputation of SEC universities outside of the traditional SEC region; identifying and preparing future leaders for high-level service in academia; increasing the amount and type of education-abroad opportunities available to SEC students; and providing opportunities for collaboration among SEC university personnel.