Professional Development: MSI Aspiring Leaders

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) is pleased to open applications for our upcoming leadership development and mentorship program, MSI Aspiring Leaders. Supported by $745,000 in grants from ECMC Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, the program will bring together prominent Minority Serving Institutions' (MSI) leaders to engage with mid-career aspiring leaders from the education, non-profit, and business sectors in an effort to prepare the next generation of MSI presidents.

The MSI Aspiring Leaders Forum will be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA from Friday, November 17, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017. In their effort to encourage attendance and minimize financial burden, MSI Aspiring Leaders will be hosted without program fees to all invited participants. In addition, all meals and materials will be provided by CMSI. Participants will only have to cover the cost of their personal travel and lodging.

If you are interested in applying to participate, please complete the online application by no later than May 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Selected participants will be announced by email in late July 2017. For questions about the program, please contact Associate Director for Programs, Paola "Lola" Esmieu, at with "MSI Aspiring Leaders" in the subject line.

More information and the application for the MSI Aspiring Leaders can be found here


Sending out a reminder for this great opportunity for those who are aspiring leaders of Minority Serving Institutions.