AASCU commends and honors MLI Founders who conceived the vision of MLI, designed the program, and moved it from concept to reality from the first momentous meeting on July 18, 1998. Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) prepares the next generation of leaders in higher education by advancing persons who are traditionally underrepresented as presidents and chancellors.
Institution membership/participation at time of MLI founding
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)