The Millennium Leadership Initiative prepares the next generation of executive leaders in higher education. There are two components to MLI. 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 president or chancellor as a mentor, and a former president or chancellor as a coach.
This mentoring component is the centerpiece of the MLI program. It is comprised of a yearlong protégé-mentor-relationship with a president or 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 institution.
Professional coaching within MLI’s curriculum is designed to provide valuable insights, guidance and support in promoting innovative, inspired, resourceful leaders for America’s colleges and universities. Coaches provide protégés with an opportunity for regular, targeted, individualized attention for the development of their career and personal goals in a safe, structured environment.
Alexis Montevirgen (Class of 2017) has been selected as President of Los Angeles Pierce College
Angela Jones (Class of 2019) has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM
Berenecea Johnson Eanes (Class of 2012) has been selected as Interim President of York College
Benjamin Akande (Class of 2010) has been selected as President of Champlain College. This marks his second presidency.
Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore (Class of 2018) has been selected as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs of California Polytechnic State University
Dwaun Warmack (Class of 2013) has been selected as President of Claflin University. This marks his second presidency.
Georj L. Lewis (Class of 2013) has been selected as President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College
José Luis Alvarado (Class of 2018) has been selected as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of California State University, Los Angeles
Ken Iwama (Class of 2014) has been selected as President of Indiana University Northwest
LaTonia Collins Smith (Class of 2019) has been selected as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of Harris-Stowe State University
Roger Ward (Class of 2019) has been selected as Interim Provost, Executive Vice President, and Dean of the Graduate School of University of Maryland Baltimore.
Saul Jiménez-Sandoval (Class of 2018) has been selected as Interim President of Fresno State.
Complete list of MLI Graduates'
Career Advancements (pdf)