The Millennium Leadership Initiative prepares the next generation of executive leaders in higher education. There are two components to MLI. 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 president or chancellor as a mentor, and a former president or chancellor as a coach.
This mentoring component is the centerpiece of the MLI program. It is comprised of a yearlong protégé-mentor-relationship with a president or 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 institution.
Professional coaching within MLI’s curriculum is designed to provide valuable insights, guidance and support in promoting innovative, inspired, resourceful leaders for America’s colleges and universities. Coaches provide protégés with an opportunity for regular, targeted, individualized attention for the development of their career and personal goals in a safe, structured environment.
Amy Sueyoshi (Class of 2018) has been selected as Dean for College of Ethnic Studies of San Francisco State University
Angela Jones (Class of 2019) has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM
Aswani Volety (Class of 2018) has been selected as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs of Elon University
Berenecea Johnson Eanes (Class of 2012) has been selected as Interim President of York College
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 President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College
LaTonia Collins Smith (Class of 2019) has been selected as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of Harris-Stowe State University
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
Patricia Arredondo (Class of 2010) has been elected to Chair AAHHE Board of Directors
(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)