Senior Leadership Academy

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) are pleased to announce the 2016–2017 Senior Leadership Academy (SLA), a year-long program for mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. By completing the program, participants will have acquired considerable knowledge, skills, and experiences that are germane to the portfolio of responsibilities and activities central to the work of a college or university vice president or cabinet officer.

View the program results to date.

Read an article on the academy in the Independent.

 Current Status for 2016–2017

Approximately 30 participants from independent colleges and universities have been selected to participate in the program. The fall seminar will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 4–6, 2016. The closing seminar will be held in Washington, DC, June 22–24, 2017.


For questions about the nomination, selection process, or program logistics, contact Barbara Hetrick, senior vice president, CIC, at or (202) 466-7230.

For questions about program content, contact Tom Kepple, president, AALI, at or (202) 263-7488.