• 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.

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

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      A. Zachary Faison, Jr. (Class of 2017) has been selected as president of Edward Waters College (Florida)

      Karrie G. Dixon (Class of 2013) has been selected as Interim Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University (NC)

      Jerald Woolfolk Adley (Class of 2013) has been selected as President of Lincoln University (Mo)

      Ronald Rochon (Class of 2009) has been selected as President of University of Southern Indiana

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