The Administrative Fellows Program provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff with standing appointments. By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration. The fellowship experience is designed to allow the participants to become more effective in their existing positions within the University and to provide a foundation for them to excel in future, higher-level jobs.
The program aims to:
- identify faculty and staff who have the potential for effective leadership;
- increase awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education;
- enhance understanding of the environment in which higher-education-related decisions are made; and
- provide opportunities for participation in activities that facilitate enhanced understanding of careers in higher education.
Although participation in the program does not guarantee appointment to an advanced or administrative position at the University, the program has increased the number of qualified women and minorities who are interested in pursuing careers in University administration.
Program-Related Resources and Documents
Administrative Fellows Program Frequently Asked Questions (updated October 2017)
Administrative Fellows Program Guidelines (updated October 2017)
2017-2018 Administrative Fellows
Laura Miller, Senior Energy Engineer, Office of Physical Plant
Mentor: David Gray, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer
Michelle Schafer, Alumni Relations and Stewardship Coordinator, Office of Donor Relations and Special Events
Mentor: Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research