There is still time to apply ahead of the Feb. 14 deadline for the next cohort of ACE's Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, which is designed to further diversify the senior leadership ranks of U.S. higher education.
An initial meeting is slated for April 1-2 in Orlando, FL. Over the course of the six-month program, participants also will attend a second in-person session Oct. 20-21, 2014, in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington, DC, and take part in a number of virtual sessions.
Spectrum, offered by ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group, is intended for senior administrators from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a college presidency. The program’s goal is to prepare participants to be strong candidates for presidencies and chancellorships in the near term.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the nuances of the presidential search process through the prisms of race and gender, interact with veteran presidents from diverse backgrounds and institutions, and build a network of peers who share common concerns, experiences and career aspirations.
Spectrum gives participants “permanent access to a diversity of advice, expertise, and personalized mentoring and advisement, which provide critical preparation and connections on their pathway to a college or university presidency,” said Brookhaven College (TX) President Thom D. Chesney, a Spectrum presidential advisor. “Delivered in a comfortable, confidential setting, each presentation, conversation and case study provides participants with teachable moments and lasting lessons which cannot be found in a college course or conference session of a similar nature.”
For more information or to apply, click here.