Leadership Academy

Brey completes Leadership Academy

Stacy Brey, of Hancock, MI and Gogebic Community College’s Director of Off Campus Operations at the Copper Country Center in Houghton recently completed the Michigan Community College Leadership Academy organized by the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA).

Brey, along with others in attendance, were exposed to diverse leadership styles and perspectives which helps to provide a way for community colleges to prepare their future leaders while supporting existing talent.

Targeting a select group of community college personnel identified as having potential for senior leadership positions, the academy offers Michigan-specific professional development opportunities to sharpen leadership competencies and develop a strong statewide network of emerging leaders within community colleges.

“I was thankful to be part of the leadership academy as it not only taught me more about the traits of my leadership style, but understanding other leaders and their styles. Valuing the different styles leads to a broader and more well-rounded perspective and highlights the significance of working as a team,” said Brey.  

The nine-month cohort-style academy included three workshops at the MCCA office in Lansing, action-based learning projects between the workshops, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring.

Graduates of the academy serve as mentors to the next cohort of emerging leaders.


Jeanne Graham, (left) GCC Vice President of Student Services, presents Stacy Brey, (right) Director of Off Campus Operations, a certificate of completion from the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) for completing their recent Leadership Academy. Brey has been employed with GCC since August of 2011.