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College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn Named to 2023-2024 Class for Leadership North Carolina

Leadership North Carolina Class of 31
Leadership North Carolina Class 31. College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn is pictured on the third row, left center.

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a Leadership North Carolina press release originally published here. 

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn is one of 56 civic and community leaders from across the state part of the 2023-2024 class for Leadership North Carolina (LNC), the state’s premier leadership deployment program.

“I’m honored to be part of this class, and I look forward to learning more about the state of North Carolina and connecting with leaders across sectors to enhance our College of Education’s land-grant mission,” Sztajn said. 

Each year, through a rigorous selection process, LNC chooses a class of established and emerging leaders from across the state to participate in its acclaimed Core Program. Leadership North Carolina’s Class 31 is made up of top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors.

Over the course of seven two-and-a-half day sessions Class 31 participants will learn about issues critical to the state through discussions with top officials and professionals, field trips, and experiential learning activities. LNC’s sessions focus on six key areas: economic development, education, environment, government, health and human services, and inclusive leadership. 

Through LNC’s program, participants gain new insight into North Carolina’s strengths and challenges and explore opportunities for how they will improve and empower their communities and the state as a whole.

LNC sessions are held around the state, highlighting the social, geographic, and economic diversity of North Carolina. The members of Class 31 gathered in Boone in early October for their Orientation session at Appalachian State University. The group will meet in Raleigh in November for the Government session and in Greensboro for the December Education session. 

The remaining sessions for LNC Class 31 will be held in Durham, Greenville, Charlotte, and Asheville.