• Protégé Selection Process

    Criteria for Admission: 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.

    Protégés will:

    1. Commit to the yearlong component;
    2. Provide current vitae information;
    3. Share any revisions or additional information to their vitae;
    4. Confer and choose the best method and frequency for communication that works for both mentor and protégé;
    5. Confer with the mentor to identify leadership opportunities in higher education;
    6. Provide a mid-year status report and a concluding evaluation of the experience; and
    7. Notify the Director of the MLI, in a timely manner, of any problems or difficulties.

    • 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

    • 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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