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  • Application Deadline: To be announced


Past Participants:

-faculty have tremendous knowledge and experience to relate

-what a wealth of knowledge and experience

-I would give so much to have him as a mentor

-practical advice
-excellent to hear about real-life situations

-presenter's style was engaging and relaxed

-simply outstanding...what a powerhouse team

-so much good information...I took 12 pages of notes in the first hour

-ELI provided much of what I needed to know to do my job effectively

-the ELI faculty provided an enthusiastic, but candid view of their position

-ELI clarified and refined my decision to pursue a college presidency

-ELI has helped my evaluate myself and set goals that have led me to my current position as president

-Participating in ELI accelerated my acculturation and ascent to the presidency.

-There is no better professional experience for an aspiring president.








ELI (Executive Leadership Institute


The faculty of the institute are drawn from among outstanding community college leaders across North America. They include community college chief executive officers, experts in leadership development, presidential search consultants, and other prominent figures
including members of the League for Innovation Board of Directors. A list of invited faculty include:

Brenda M. Beckman
Senior Consultant, Leadership Programs
League for Innovation in the Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Sharon L. Blackman
President, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

George R. Boggs
President, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Washington, DC

Constance M. Carroll
Chancellor, San Diego Community College District, San Diego, CA

Vernon Crawley
President, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.
Research Professor, Arizona State University Main, Tempe, AZ

Gerardo E. de los Santos
President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Alfred P. Fernandez
Search Consultant, Community College Search Services, Ventura, CA

Rufus Glasper
Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District, Tempe, AZ

Jean Goodnow
President, Delta College, University Center, MI

Robert A. Gordon
President, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Ontario, Canada

Jan Guy
Chair, Board of Governors, Cochise College, Hereford, AZ

Steven Lee Johnson
President, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

Martha J. Kanter
Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Los Altos Hills, CA

Mary Kay Kickels
President, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Karen M. MacArthur
Executive Director, Institutional Advancement & Executive Director,
Delta College Foundation, University Center, MI

Kay M. McClenney
Director/Adjunct Professor, Community College Survey of
Student Engagement (CCSSE), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

David H. Ponitz
President Emeritus, Sinclair Community College and Search Consultant
Dayton, OH

John E. Roueche
Professor and Director, Community College Leadership Program
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Jackson Sasser
, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL

Sanford Shugart
President, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

Martha A. Smith
President, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Mary Spilde
President, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

Mick Starcevich
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapid, IA

Linda Thor
President, Rio Salado Community College, Tempe, AZ

J. William Wenrich
Emeritus, Dallas County Community Colleges, Dallas, TX

P. Anthony Zeiss
President, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC


  For more information, contact
Stella Perez (480)705-8200 x243