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Leadership and Minority Serving Institutions: Building Models and Partnerships for Institutional Effectiveness

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Funding Agency: Kellogg, W. K., Foundation

Period: 5/1/2016 - 5/1/2018

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, continues work in support of leadership development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The Kellogg grant extends the National Forum's efforts in assisting MSIs to develop effective connections with leadership development programs in higher education. New to the National Forum's MSI leadership work will be a focus on Asian American leadership and the growing number of Asian-American Native American and Pacific Island Institutions (AANAPIIs). Additionally, the grant engages graduate students in thinking about leadership and MSIs. The grant outcomes will include developing several research reports related to understanding leadership development needs at MSIs, connecting more MSIs to national leadership programs, and hosting convenings as part of a dissemination process.

Collaborating on the grant are a number of persons serving as co-PIs for different parts of the grant: Betty Overton and John Burkhardt (overall grant management and Supporting Leadership Development Models and Connections for MSIs; co-PI Marie Tang, leading Asian American Leadership and AANAPIIS, and Mark Kamamuri, Co-PI for MSIs and graduate Student Leadership Development.