• 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 mentor 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.
  • MLI CONTACTS

    • Karusha Naidoo
      Program Manager, Millennium Leadership Initiative
      (202) 478-4655
  • RESOURCES

    • Map of MLI Presidencies and Chancellorships
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    • MLI Graduates Serving as Presidents/Chancellors/CEOs
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    • News Release
      29 Future Higher Education Leaders Named to AASCU’s 2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative.
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    • Career Advancements

      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

      Complete list of MLI Graduates' Career Advancements (pdf)

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