Millennium Leadership Institute 2016 Application

Application Requirements

The 2016 Millennium Leadership Institute will be held June 11-14, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Successful applicants will demonstrate the leadership experience necessary to achieve a presidency or chancellorship in higher education or to advance to vice president or provost. In addition to the above experience, candidates must possess a terminal degree or have significant experience as a senior executive. Equivalent experience outside the academy in government or the private sector is acceptable. All candidates must be nominated by a president or chancellor, or by a chief operating officer from a large complex university or organization. In addition, an applicant must:

  1. Obtain a letter of nomination from their president, chancellor or CEO. The nomination confirms that the applicant's institution or nominating institution agrees to provide monetary support for their participation in MLI.
  2. If accepted, commit to participate in all of the scheduled sessions beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 through Tuesday evening, June 14. Admitted applicants should plan to depart Washington no earlier than the morning of Wednesday, June 15.
  3. After the MLI Institute, commit to participate in the yearlong mentor/protégé component.
  4. Complete the application by Friday, February 12, 2016.

If you have any questions about the Millennium Leadership Initiative, contact

Application Form

Applications must be completed by Friday, February 12, 2016. Acceptance notifications will be sent in March.


  • Dr. Mary Evans Sias
    Director of Millennium Leadership Initiative and Assistant to the AASCU President
  • Cai Owens
    Program Manager, Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI)
    (202) 478-4655


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