For More Information

Mark Lange
Conference Director
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Executive Director of the SBS Advising Center

College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences
UMass Amherst

128 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9244


Executive Leadership Institute

Freeman A. Hrabowski

The Executive Leadership Institute at the New England Conference for Student Success provides a rare opportunity to learn from talented and sought-after educators who are focused on student success. Open to both new and seasoned administrators, this program will allow participants to consult with experts while learning from each other as they consider the options available for their campuses.

At the 2013 Institute, participants had the opportunity to work closely with the conference keynote speakers, Dr. Adrianna Kezar and Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard in small, focused workshops. Following the afternoon sessions participants had dinner with the presenters and Dr. John V. Lombardi, director of The Center for Measuring University Performance. Dr. Lombardi is also the past president of the Louisiana State University System and former chancellor of UMass Amherst.

The Executive Leadership Institute takes place on the Thursday afternoon prior to the New England Conference for Student Success. Enrollment for the Institute is limited to 30 participants, which allows for a high degree of interaction with the presenters as well as colleagues from around the region.

Who Should Attend?

The Executive Leadership Institute is intended for high-level campus administrators who are responsible for planning and assessing programs related to student success. While we are explicitly inviting CEOs to attend, we also encourage institutions to consider sending a pair of decision makers, e.g., chief academic officer, chief student affairs officer, and/or institutional research officer. This is a particularly good opportunity to have newer administrators learn alongside their more experienced counterparts.

For more information contact:

Susan McDonough, Assistant to the Directors
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst; 413.577.1202