On Monday, July 2, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announced Vaughn Berger, director of enrollment for the Bryan College School of Adult and Graduate Studies, as a member of the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2018-19.
Mr. Berger has a long history with Bryan College. He is a 2011 graduate of the MBA program at Bryan College and began serving as an adjunct instructor in the undergraduate program that same year. In January 2016, he was named the director of enrollment for the School of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Admission to the Leadership Chattanooga program is selective. Members of the program must be nominated and undergo a rigorous vetting and selection process. Qualifications for nominations include:
- a sincere commitment and interest in the Chattanooga community
- demonstrated dedication through past community activities
- interest in community leadership roles
- potential for advancement to top leadership roles
“Vaughn has distinguished himself with a deep passion to serve the Chattanooga community,” said Rick Taphorn, vice president of finance and enrollment. “Being selected as a member of Leadership Chattanooga is a tremendous honor, and we’re proud of his commitment to leadership and the Chattanooga community.”
Leadership Chattanooga is an excellent example of the various ways faculty and staff prepare themselves to fulfill the Bryan College mission of “Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.” The program is sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation and uses the exploration of community issues to develop the leadership skills required for these roles.
The 10-month leadership development program prepares graduates to make a difference in prominent business, cultural and political roles by providing experiential learning opportunities, interaction with top community and state leaders, exploring aspects of leadership and community challenges during monthly cohort meetings and community service projects.
Leadership Chattanooga has produced over 1,200 alumni, and provides continued leadership training and opportunities for networking and civic engagement.