October 14, 2019
From October 6-9, 2019, approximately 45 upcoming leaders of state and regional educational opportunity chapters gathered at Yale University in New Haven, CT, for the Council for Opportunity in Education’s third annual Executive Leadership Institute for College Opportunity Professionals. During the event, participants engaged in guided, in-depth discussions on topics such as institutional transformation, executive presence, and team building with past and present members of COE’s Board of Directors as well as other respected leaders from academia and industry. For example, past COE Board member and former Rhode Island Commissioner for Postsecondary Education, Brenda Dann-Messier, led a session on state policy and asked participants to research their respective states’ higher education policy goals and challenged them to consider how their associations might get involved in helping the states attain those goals. The Institute also included tours across the campus as well as an admissions simulation workshop. During the Institute, participants had the opportunity to interact with both the University President and the Dean of Admissions as well as other campus officials, who illustrated the various financial and non-financial offerings the University provides to support low-income and first-generation students.
Following this campus experience, participants in the Institute will engage in case study group projects that will examine either a campus- or chapter-based issue. Participants will make final presentations of their case studies during the Leadership Summit for College Opportunity Professionals on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Coverage of this event in the Yale Daily News is available here.
More pictures from the Executive Leadership Institute for College Opportunity Professionals are available here.