Introducing the Next Leaders Fellowship

Wednesday, October 27 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET | 109AB, 100 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
The Next Leaders Fellowship (NLF) is building a framework to identify, develop, and advocate for information and technology professionals in Higher Education, with a special emphasis on those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). With the first cohort to be launched in March 2022, NLF is recruiting participants into a sponsored one-year experience that will be mentored by accomplished senior leaders, engage with presidents and other senior leaders from an array of institutions, and develop relationships with search firm partners, all working to support their professional growth. The panel will outline the experience the fellowship is developing to address these issues, and the successful models the effort is drawn from. The session will include examples of the program content and structure, and share details of its cohort-based approach. Additionally, since each NLF participant will receive the sponsorship and funding to participate in a leadership development program, the session will share the approach to partnering with existing programs. Most importantly, this session will serve as an opportunity for a dialogue with attendees, NLF mentors, and NLF partners about why they are committing their time, energy, and resources to this effort and what they have learned so far. Feedback, ideas, and questions during the session will all be welcomed and encouraged.


  • Michael Cato

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College
  • Mac McIntosh

    Vice President & Chief Information Officer, University of Richmond
  • Tony Moore

    Chief Information Officer, Prairie View A&M University
  • Jenn Stringer

    Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Cheryl Washington

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis