JSU Assistant Provost selected for Millenium Leadership Initiative Institute

photoJackson State University assistant provost for Institutional Research & Planning Nicole Edwards Evans
was recently selected as a protégé for the Class of 2013 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute.

MLI is the premier leadership development program to prepare presidents and chancellors and diversify senior leadership at state colleges and universities. Since the first MLI Class of 1999, 424 individuals have graduated from MLI. Over a third have advanced significantly in their careers and 66 graduates have become presidents or chancellors. Some individuals have entered their second or third presidencies, bringing MLI’s influence to 82 presidencies.

However, success is not measured in presidencies alone. Career advancements go well beyond those graduates who achieve their first presidency. The MLI Institute provides a broader pool of diverse, qualified candidates who can compete for senior executive level positions of the nations higher education academy and the value of MLI’s influence in building a diverse senior leadership team on campuses is nationally recognized.

Evans was appointed assistant provost for Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness in July 2010 after serving as director of Institutional Research for four years. Evans’ office oversees initiatives that support major planning efforts, serving as a central repository for college and division strategic plans and assessment plans. Her office also provides facilitation and analytical consulting support to units as requested and oversees regional and discipline-specific accreditation.

The 2013 institute will take place from June 8-11 at the Sofitel Lafayette Square inWashington, D.C.

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