Tamara Rozhon, Ed.D., COO of TCS Education System, Is Part of Select Leadership America Group to Visit United Arab Emirates for International Session

Oct 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from TCS Education System

National Women's Leadership Program visits Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tamara Rozhon, Ed.D., chief operating officer and senior vice president of strategic operations and business expansion at TCS Education System, was selected to join an elite network of women from across the United States for the 2010 Leadership America Abroad Program traveling to the United Arab Emirates. Rozhon is part of the Leadership America 2010 Class, a select group of women invited to join a year-long program offering advanced education, professional development and exclusive networking.

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Leadership America, one of the longest running national women's leadership programs in the world, was established in 1988 to recognize and bring together accomplished women who have achieved success in their professions, their communities and beyond. The 2010 program will explore the ramifications of a rapidly changing global environment where boundaries are blurred and borders are diminished.

The international part of the program will take 15 women leaders to the United Arab Emirates, where they will visit the three largest dynamic city-states of United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The cross-cultural experience will provide opportunities for participants to make international connections; engage in conversations with business, civic and cultural leaders in the UAE; speak with those establishing education partnerships with American universities; explore business potential; and learn the realities of overseas assignments in conversations with nationals and ex-patriots working and living in the UAE.

"I am proud to be a part of the 2010 Class and look forward to a fascinating trip," said Rozhon. "As world business, the economy and education become increasingly interconnected, I believe a global perspective and multi-cultural sensitivity will be critical in the development of dedicated and innovative leaders who can achieve both business success and serve the greater good."

Rozhon has 20 years of higher education experience including specialized, comprehensive, community college, and research institutions. She has extensive knowledge in matters of governance, institutional effectiveness, and academic administration, and has taught at the community college level and in a community based English-as-as-second language program. At TCS Education System, a not-for-profit higher education organization, Rozhon is responsible for strategic operations and business expansion, overseeing marketing, admissions, student affairs, and international affairs.  She also manages System operations for all affiliated schools.  She holds a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania and has presented on issues of change management in higher education at a variety of education-related conferences.

About TCS Education System

TCS Education System (TCS ES) was founded in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged, purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.

TCS ES features a network of specialized institutions, which are backed by a model of education that  prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, health and human services, education, and law. TCS ES' collection of colleges and graduate schools—The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Pacific Oaks College, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law—each offer scholarship, training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path while providing a transformative educational experience that ensures that the students' personal, academic, and professional needs are met.

Other System affiliates include Garfield Park Preparatory Academy, a K-8 elementary school on Chicago's West Side devoted to delivering a progressive, evidence-based curriculum; Pacific Oaks Children's School in Pasadena, Calif., which provides experiential early childhood learning and daycare; TCS Online, an online education delivery and services affiliate; and TCS Foundation, which cultivates grants and charitable contributions to support community based student-learning opportunities throughout the System. For more information, visit www.tcsedsystem.org.

About Leadership America

Leadership America, one of the longest running national women's leadership programs in the world, is based on the premise that an informed and knowledgeable leader is a competent leader. It is the flagship program of The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future, in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Located in Dallas, Texas, The Women's Museum is the only comprehensive women's history museum in the nation.

Leadership America would not be possible without the following generous supporters of the 2010 program, especially our national presenting sponsor, RGK Foundation

Visit www.leadershipamerica.com for more information on upcoming sessions and to apply to become part of Leadership America.

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