• Millennium Leadership Initiative

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    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) is a premier leadership development program that provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of higher education the opportunity to develop skills, gain a philosophical overview and build the network needed to advance to the presidency. 

    MLI logo roundMLI was originally conceived by AASCU’s African-American presidents to ensure that the next generation of leaders in higher education reflects the diversity of our nation. The program identifies African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islanders in senior-level positions who are interested in career advancement and helps them achieve that goal. MLI, however, accepts all qualified applicants who meet the requirements.

    For almost 20 years, MLI has reinforced the vital role that diversity plays in the institutional mission, assisting participants to advance in their careers and helping institutions diversify their executive leadership


    2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute

    For information on the 2019 MLI Institute visit aascu.org/meetings/MLI19

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    • Dr. Mary Evans Sias
      Director of Millennium Leadership Initiative and Assistant to the AASCU President
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    • News

      A. Zachary Faison, Jr. (Class of 2017) has been selected as president of Edward Waters College (Florida)
      Karrie G. Dixon (Class of 2013) has been selected as Interim Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University (NC)
      Jerald Woolfolk Adley (Class of 2013) has been selected as President of Lincoln University (Mo)
      Ronald Rochon (Class of 2009) has been selected as President of University of Southern Indiana

      Complete list of MLI Graduates' Career Advancements (pdf)

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