Albany Tech employee recognized for leadership, student services

Pam Heglar received an International Exemplary Leader award after being nominated by a colleague / Courtesy Albany Tech

Albany Technical College's Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Pam Heglar, received an International Exemplary Leader award from the Chair Academy.

"I am honored by this award. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with a great administration team, faculty and staff. I am inspired daily by the awesome students we serve, and by their courage and commitment. My colleagues make my work easier and the students make it worthwhile," says Heglar.

She accepted the award during an awards ceremony held during the Chair Academy's Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta earlier this week.

Heglar has worked in education for over 30 years. She came to Albany Tech over five years ago from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, where she served as the Director of Student Services.

While at Albany Tech, Heglar cultivated and supported partnerships leading to increased student recruitment, retention and graduation. Her other achievements include implementing a "One-Stop Shop" student services model and creating a Student Tracking And Retention Services (STARS) student advisement system.

Heglar holds a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology and a master of arts degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida.

Recipients of the Chair Academy's International Exemplary Leader Awards are nominated by their colleagues in recognition of their exemplary leadership, their demonstrated best leadership practices and their commitment to their institutions, departments, teams and the students they serve. Heglar was nominated by a member of her team, Lisandra DeJesus, Dean of Admissions at Albany Tech.