Senior Leadership Academy 2022–2023 11/4/2022 11/4/2022 11/4/202211/6/202211/6/202211/6/2022 Dallas, TX

About the Academy

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) are pleased to announce the 2022–2023 Senior Leadership Academy (SLA), a yearlong program for administrators in higher education who aspire to cabinet-level positions in independent colleges or universities. Participants will acquire knowledge, skills, and experience germane to the responsibilities and activities central to the work of a vice president or cabinet officer.

Leaders for a New Era

The SLA fills a gap in the current leadership pipeline by preparing talented leaders with the skills needed to advance to a senior leadership position on campus. The SLA also helps participants broaden their understanding of the higher education ecosystem and of the full range of leadership roles needed for institutional success.

Current Status

Approximately 40 participants from independent colleges and universities were selected for the program, which is intended for individuals whose next position most likely would be a cabinet position in academic affairs, student affairs, finance and administration, enrollment management, or advancement and who would like to advance in responsibilities in college administration.

Locations and Costs

The fall seminar will be held in Dallas TX, November 4–6, 2022. The closing seminar will be held in Washington, DC, June 15–17, 2023.

The individual program fee for the 2022–2023 academic year is $2,400, which includes all program costs as well as meals during the two seminars. Participants or their institutions are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.

Contact Information

​For questions about the nomination process, selection process, or program logistics, contact Alana Cassidy, director of sponsorships, CIC, at or (202) 466-7230.

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