Mission & Vision

The Professional Development Center (PDC) is a comprehensive and collaborative resource focused on developing faculty and staff who desire to bring the best of who they are to every situation.

As innovative leaders in the Professional and Organizational Development field, we strive to enhance the overall educational mission of the institution through an evolving learning community that supports faculty and staff.

In keeping with the university’s motto, Pro Humanitate – for humanity, the PDC endeavors to advance a progressive, values-aligned model of leadership that is grounded in a deep understanding and belief in human potential. Through learning opportunities, organization development consulting, and coaching, we strive to cultivate a culture of excellence, engagement, and character that supports personal growth and actualization and optimizes organizational health and performance.


Upcoming PDC In Person Offerings


Meet Our Team

Melissa Clodfelter, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Faculty & Staff Experience

Bill Gentry, PhD
Director, Learning
& Development

Missy Campbell
Manager, Learning
& Development


Advisory Committee

To support its wide-reaching University constituents, an advisory committee consisting of faculty, staff, and administrators was formed to centralize, identify, and support diverse professional development needs.

Current Advisory Committee Members
  • Shaun Elliott, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Bridget Marrs, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Annelda McGinn, University Advancement
  • Wesley Todd, Residence Life & Housing
  • Kris Shelton, School of Business
  • Kristi Verbeke, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Amy Willard, Personal & Career Development
  • Tracy Mills-Howell, Information Systems
  • Jim Settle, Staff Advisory Council Representative

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