• MLI Membership 

    By supplementing your institution’s AASCU membership with a Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) membership, you can access an amazing leadership development opportunity for the diverse members of your leadership team who are aspiring presidents or chancellors.

    With an MLI membership, your institution is able to tap into the MLI Institute and nominate campus leaders for participation. Annually in high demand, the MLI Institute is a time-tested enrichment opportunity to enhance the professional skill sets and mindsets of your most promising professionals. Preference is given to candidates who are nominated by the presidents and chancellors of MLI member institutions, which is why adding MLI to your AASCU membership is the best way to ensure your institution has access to the latest opportunities to support your emerging leaders.

    MLI membership is billed with your AASCU membership; presidents receive two invoices. MLI membership has a flat fee of $3,000.

    MLI membership will help you make a statement about your institution’s embrace of what AASCU calls a “full promise America.” We believe that shaping an America where everyone can thrive begins by shaping campuses where everyone can thrive. We hope you will align with us on a quest to make all of AASCU a wonderful reflection of these important values. 

    We are excited to share MLI member engagement opportunities planned through Spring 2023. These include webinars and book clubs that are available to MLI members and alumni. 

    • Author Cia Verschelden will host an online book club discussion on her book Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization.
      September 16, 3–4:30 p.m. ET

    • Dr. Resche Hines, CEO at Trivium BI, LLC, will host a Zoom session on how to disseminate data externally and internally to help institutions communicate their knowledge of their data and how to use the data to drive informed decision-making.
      October 4, 2–4 p.m. ET

    • Join us online for a discussion with UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini on the Futures of Education Initiative, a global program to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
      October 18, 12–1:30 p.m. ET

    • Dr. George Pruitt, author and president emeritus of Thomas Edison State University (N.J.), will host an online book club discussion on his book From Protest to President: A Social Justice Journey Through the Emergence of Adult Education and the Birth of Distance Learning.
      January 13, 2–3:30 p.m. ET

    • Join this year’s MLI cohort for a conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, director and founder of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, on designing an equity-centered campus.
      March 22, 2–3 p.m. ET 


  • How to Participate

    • MLI Institute
      Yearlong series of learning experiences; in-person summer bootcamp followed by virtual learning and networking experiences. 
    • MLI Membership
  • Contact MLI

    • Karusha Naidoo
      Director of Leadership Development and Millennium Leadership Initiative
      (202) 478-4655
  • MLI DONATIONS