• MLI Founders

    AASCU commends and honors MLI Founders who conceived the vision of MLI, designed the program, and moved it from concept to reality from the first momentous meeting on July 18, 1998.

    Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) prepares the next generation of leaders in higher education by advancing persons who are traditionally underrepresented as presidents and chancellors.

    1. President David G. Carter, Eastern Connecticut State University
    2. President Hazo W. Carter Jr., West Virginia State University (deceased)
    3. President Marvalene Hughes, California State University, Stanislaus
    4. Chancellor Emeritus Edward B. Fort, North Carolina A&T University
    5. Former President David B. Henson, Lincoln University (deceased)
    6. Chancellor Emerita Gladys Styles Johnston, University of Nebraska at Kearney
    7. Chancellor Charlie Nelms, University of Michigan - Flint
    8. Former President Wendell Rayburn, Lincoln University (AASCU Staff Liaison)
    9. Former Chancellor James C. Renick, University of Michigan - Dearborn
    10. Chancellor Emeritus F.C. Richardson, Indiana University Southeast

    Institution membership/participation at time of MLI founding



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

    • News

      Curtis B. Charles (class of 2011) has been selected as president of Tiffin University (Ohio) 

      Maria Thompson (class of 2010) has been selected as president of Coppin State University (Md.) 

      Complete list of MLI Graduates' Career Advancements (pdf)

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    • List of MLI Members