Stephany Baker-Prince has had the unenviable task of leading our team during periods of great adversity to our community and globally. We cannot think of another person that was better suited for this task.
Stephany started as the Executive Director of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership only three months before shelter in place began. When it could be so easy to demand more from us when more is needed, but neither equitable nor ideal, she has emphasized professional development opportunities and given us much-needed extra time off to recharge. Aside from her competence, patience, heart and gratitude, the most defining feature of Stephany is her resilience and commitment to not only the Fung Institute but her team. She has greatly inspired staff to do and be better, as a colleague and team member, and to try to lead more by (her) example.As Fung Institute Executive Director, Stephany is responsible for setting the strategic vision for expanding the institute’s presence on the UC Berkeley campus as well as developing mission-aligned partnerships with companies and nonprofits in the Bay Area. Her experience in enrollment and student services, remote pedagogy, diversity, inclusion, and equity, managing multi-million-dollar budgets and leading high-performance teams provide optimal opportunity for building on past successes and continuing the development of strategic and tangible objectives for the Fung Institute. Stephany is a native Californian, a graduate of San Jose State University, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has dedicated her life to service and investing in the dreams of others to maximize their greatest potential. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition and thank you for your continued leadership, Stephany!
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