HACU-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program
The HACU Leadership Fellows Program is designed to increase the number of Hispanic senior-level leaders at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs). Currently, Hispanics make up less than 4 percent of all college presidents. In an effort to increase this number, HACU selects ten Fellows every year and provides them with training aimed at developing the leadership skills needed to be a successful senior-level administrator. The HACU Leadership Fellows Program also focuses on developing skills needed to manage issues unique to HSIs.
The HACU Leadership Fellows Program is part of a collaborative effort under the aegis of the Kellogg MSI Leadership Fellows Program aimed at increasing the number of senior-level leaders at MSIs. As a benefit of this collaboration, several times a year HACU Fellows undergo joint training sessions with Fellows from programs directed by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and by the National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO). Consequently, graduates of the HACU Leadership Fellows Program are not only trained to be successful administrators but, even more importantly, are formed as transcending leaders prepared to handle the challenges facing today’s diverse higher education community.
All three programs in the collaboration are funded by a four-year $6 million dollar total grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.