Aspire: The Administrative Leadership Institute for Women of Color
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Session Track: Student Affairs and Affiliated Professionals
Aspire: The Administrative Leadership Institute for Women of Color is designed to increase the number of women of color in senior level administrative positions within higher education. The goal of the institute is to provide entry-level and mid-level professionals with essential skills, strategies, practices and perspectives that might help them advance in their careers and to live their purpose more fully. The institute is not a "how to" set of instructions to help participants secure senior positions. Rather it is a space of deep thought, critical perspective taking, wisdom seeking, and self reflection to help mid-level leaders understand their options and opportunities--to move thoughtfully in their careers. Institute participants have an opportunity to meet and interact with other women of color who possess a similar interest in administration, as well as women of color who already have administrative experience. The institute is open to graduate students, entry-level professionals, and mid-level professionals.
Toby Jenkins, PhD, Interim Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, The Graduate School, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Edwanna Andrews, PhD, Interim Assistant Vice President Community Support Services, Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL