CIC just recently received word that the American Express Foundation will support CIC’s efforts to increase the gender and racial and ethnic diversity of the leaders of independent colleges and universities by providing funds to CIC that will cover most costs of participation in the Senior Leadership Academy for approximately 12 additional participants. Preference for these awards will be given to nominees from under-resourced institutions that otherwise might not be able to support a participant in SLA.
Through the grant, CIC will make awards that include:
- A fellowship of $2,000 that covers the full program fee; and
- A stipend of $1,500 (to be used toward lodging during the two seminars that are part of the year-long program).
If you already have nominated someone for the 2017–2018 Senior Leadership Academy who is a woman or a person of color and whom you now wish to be considered for this award, please send a message to Barbara Hetrick, CIC senior advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you would like to nominate an additional participant who meets the criteria for SLA and the award, please complete a nomination packet for the additional candidate by Friday, January 27, 2017
. If you have not yet nominated someone for this program, please consider nominating more than one candidate—both those who are eligible for the American Express Foundation award and others.