As a former dean of the College of Education and 人类发展 at the University of New Orleans, 达雷尔·克鲁格(Darrell 克鲁格)对澳门银河网站并不陌生.
然而，在他于1月1日正式返回联合国之前. 我是新任教务长, senior vice president of academic affairs and executive director of research and economic development, 克鲁格想向校园社区介绍自己, 所以他在大学中心举行了非正式的聊天会议.
Those informal sessions—which 克鲁格说, he plans to continue—is an example of 克鲁格’s “walking” management philosophy. 他想在校园里走走, 访问部门, 和学生交流, 教师和工作人员定期, 克鲁格说,.
“你在促进合作, you’re trying to bring people together and break down some of those silos we stereotypically think about in higher education,克鲁格说. “我是一个关系型领导，所以人是工作的中心.”
He succeeds Mahyar Amouzegar who stepped down after six years as provost to join the 工商管理学院 faculty in the Department of Economics and Finance.
克鲁格, 他来自南非，拥有地理学博士学位, said his people-centered mentality is rooted in a South African philosophy of “Ubuntu.” It was a term used often by the late South African President Nelson Mandela in discussing how a person’s recognition of shared humanity leads to a better community.
简而言之，它是以人为本的. I can only be a human being through my interaction with you and other human beings,克鲁格说. “So being a relational leader—'Ubuntu’—is about people and relationships … and then it’s collaborative.”
克鲁格喜欢引用名言. 事实上, he loves to collect them and years ago created a personal database that he continually updates.
“每当我遇到一句有说服力或有洞察力的名言时, I make a note of it in my record and who introduced me to it or where I read about it,克鲁格说.
“He was probably the most wise person who wasn’t college educated,克鲁格说. “He had a number of incredibly interesting phrases that sort of captured life, 所以我想我从他那里学会了欣赏.”
A phrase from the database that came to 克鲁格’s mind during a recent interview was “mazel tov,由联合国大学教员亚伯兰·希梅尔斯坦提供.
“当我还是院长的时候，当我离开的时候，他给我写了一封很好的信. It is a Hebrew expression, mazel tov, wishing someone good luck,克鲁格说. “That is in my list of sayings and quotes and I have Abram’s name beside it.”
另一个词条是他听过的一个短语.S. Secretary of State Jim Baker use during a television interview in the 1990s that still sticks with him.
“He asked James Baker why he thought he was an effective secretary of state and James Baker said his father taught him the 5 P’s: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. 出于某种原因，它一直困扰着我，”克鲁格说. “这些名言有自己的生命，它们与人们息息相关. 我们从前人那里学习人生的教训.”
他被澳门银河网站所吸引, 克鲁格说,, 因为他所说的三个P:人民, 地点和节目.
“The people of New Orleans, aside from being fun-loving, enjoy life,克鲁格说. “地点和项目是相辅相成的. 如果你看看很多教学和研究的机会, 它们与当地环境相连, 无论是沿海过程还是新能源.
“就在几天前, we had four faculty members who were part of the state’s updated coastal master plan. That’s a great example of having people here who are connected to the place and trying to improve it, 在这种情况下, 海岸侵蚀.”
克鲁格, 谁有近三十年的教职经验, 研究员和管理员, 是布恩阿巴拉契亚州立大学的前教务长, N.C.他在这个职位上工作了五年.
虽然, 克鲁格被认为有助于增加大学的招生人数, including an increase in historically underrepresented student population from 13.2015年的9%到2020年的18%.
“阿巴拉契亚州是一个以白人为主的机构, but we significantly increased the number of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds,克鲁格说. “We consistently grew enrollment for the five years I was provost, every year.”
在阿巴拉契亚州立大学工作之前, 克鲁格 served as the dean of the College of Education and 人类发展 at 澳门银河网站 from 2013-2015.
克鲁格 also had previous experience working within the University of Louisiana System. He was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he served as the undergraduate and graduate program adviser for geography and co-director of the Louisiana Geographic Education Alliance.
克鲁格, 谁在1989年来到美国读研究生, 这些年大部分时间都在路易斯安那州. His three children were born in Louisiana; one in Baton Rouge and two in Monroe, he said.
克鲁格 received his doctorate and Master of Arts degree in geography at Louisiana State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in geography at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
克鲁格说, he also applies lessons learned as a rugby fan and player to guide his management style. 他说，这不仅仅是一个球员的问题，而是整个球队的问题.
克鲁格 plans to demonstrate that team-first mentality as he assumes the reins as 澳门银河网站’s chief academic and research officer.
“组织中的每个人都是领导者. It’s not just the president and the provost and deans and the department chairs; everyone is a leader,克鲁格说. “Some of the best ideas come from people who work in the organization and who may not think of themselves as leaders … And I need them, 如果我们要加强澳门银河网站和该机构的学术视野.”