Dr. Connie enjoys the study of leadership and the opportunity to impact the lives of others. During her career, primarily in non-profit management and higher education administration, her main focus has been on process improvement, managing teams, and
creating professional development opportunities that lead to proper team and organizational fit. Her recent professional passions include the study of behavioral and communication drivers, leading to a recent certification in the John Maxwell D.I.S.C.
Method of Behavioral Analysis. Connie is also passionate about volunteerism. With that, she has served as a Guardian Ad Litem for over 20 years, advocating for children who have been temporarily or permanently removed from their homes due to abuse
and or/ neglect. She is also active in professional organizations within education and leadership. She was elected and serves(d) as Vice-President at Large (present commitment) and Vice-Chair for the Nominations and Elections Committee (past commitment)
for the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers and Assistant Executive Director of the National Network of Law School Officers. She also is a “JMTer,” committed to study and development from leadership expert
Dr. John Maxwell. Finally, she is involved in various opportunities for impact at her church, annually co-hosting a meal packaging event for Rise Against Hunger. She is a lover of quotes and one of her favorites includes, “The best way to find
yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Gandhi Dr. Newsome holds a B.S. and an MPA, both from East Carolina University; she also holds an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership, with a focus in Higher Education Administration, from
Argosy University. Dr. Newsome loves to wear hats, blog periodically, watch action movies with her husband, and write poetry.