Leadership Initiative Institute prepares the
next generation of executive leaders in higher education. There are two
components to the Institute. The first is an intensive four-day program
of lectures and pertinent sessions that informs and advises the protégés
about executive leadership at colleges and universities. Upon
completion of the Institute, each protégé is assigned to a current or
former president or chancellor as a mentor.
This mentoring component is the centerpiece
of the MLI program.
It is comprised of a yearlong protégé-mentor-relationship with a
president of chancellor. There are frequent face-to-face meetings,
personal consultation, evaluation of career options, and development of
strategies for achieving the protégés career objectives. During this
experience the protégés remain in their current position with their home
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)