Lin Zhou, Ph.D., vice president of institutional effectiveness and student success at Bates Technical College, spent two weeks in July in Cambridge, Mass., to participate in a special program.

“Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management program offered an unbelievable opportunity for me to become a better leader, both professionally and personally,” said Zhou. “The investment that Bates and I made will pay off greatly in the future.”

The program is open to senior-level administrators with more than 10 years of experience and authority to shape institution-wide policy. It is also open to presidents, provosts, vice presidents, and other cabinet-level administrators who participate in strategic decision-making that shapes the future of the institution.

Since joining Bates as dean of continuing education, apprenticeship and child studies in 2013, Dr. Zhou has served as dean of instruction and executive dean before becoming a vice president.