• Millennium Leadership Initiative

    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) is a premier leadership development program that provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of higher education the opportunity to develop skills, gain a philosophical overview and build the network needed to advance to the presidency. 

    MLI logo roundMLI was originally conceived by AASCU’s African-American presidents to ensure that the next generation of leaders in higher education reflects the diversity of our nation. The program identifies African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islanders in senior-level positions who are interested in career advancement and helps them achieve that goal. MLI, however, accepts all qualified applicants who meet the requirements.

    For almost 21 years, MLI has reinforced the vital role that diversity plays in the institutional mission, assisting participants to advance in their careers and helping institutions diversify their executive leadership

    2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute

    For information on the 2019 MLI Institute visit aascu.org/meetings/MLI19


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


    • News Release
      29 Future Higher Education Leaders Named to AASCU’s 2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative.
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    • News

      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

      Daniel Wubah (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 State University

      Mary Ann Villarreal (Class of 2018) has been selected as Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of University of Utah

      Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval (Class of 2018) has been selected as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of California State University, Fresno

      Willie Banks (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)

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