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
Amy Sueyoshi (Class of 2018) has been selected as Dean for College of Ethnic Studies of San Francisco State University
Bonita Brown (Class of 2010) has been selected as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Northern Kentucky University
(Class of 2005) has been selected as President of Millersville 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 Interim President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Lesia Crumpton-Young (Class of 2017) has been
selected as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Morgan
Mary Ann Villarreal (Class of 2018) has been selected as Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of University of Utah
(Class of 2018) has been selected as Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs of California State University, Fresno
(Class of 2017) has been selected as Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs of the
University of California, Irvine
Complete list of MLI Graduates'
Career Advancements (pdf)