Recently, this article in the Charlotte Observer regarding a new scholarship program for undocumented students came to our attention. The news article discusses the inability of undocumented students to receive any federal financial aid because they are not American citizens. Because most of these students come from low income backgrounds, it is almost impossible for them […]

Assistant Professor New Mexico State University Nicholas D. Natividad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. He received his Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University with concentration on issues of social justice in crime and law. He currently serves as a Dean’s Fellow in the […]

Associate Professor, MES University Center Wayne County Community College District Harvey Dorrah, Jr. was a member of the graduate faculty at Central Michigan University (CMU) in the Department of Educational Leadership from January 1994 – December 2012. Before serving on the faculty at CMU, he served as Assistant to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. […]

Vice President for Academic Affairs Union Institute & University Nelson Soto serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Union Institute & University. He provides leadership to assure the quality of the university’s academic programs, advancing the university’s mission of engaging, enlightening, and empowering students and continuing development of enrollment. “My vision for Union […]

Office of the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs University of California San Diego Cynthia Dávalos holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of San Diego. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a focus on higher education leadership from the University of […]

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Affairs and Professor University of Michigan Ketra L. Armstrong is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Michigan (U-M). Prior to […]

Jasmine Bailey Project Manager Oakland University Biography Jasmine Bailey has worked in the School of Education and Human Services Outreach and Program Services since November 2009. Jasmine holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Organization Development and Leadership from Oakland University. […]

Sarah E. Anthony Director of Finance & Strategic Partnership and Ingham County Commissioner Michigan College Access Network Biography Sarah Anthony is the Director of Finance and Strategic Partnerships for the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In this role, Sarah is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Additionally, Sarah maintains existing and […]

Fellowship Curriculum The NLA curriculum and learning strategies draw upon traditional leadership theory and recent scholarship that investigates the roles of leaders under highly contested and complex conditions. This pedagogical approach will empower institutional and organizational leaders with the knowledge, tools, and courage needed to lead effectively on their campuses and across the system of […]

The quality of the NLA Fellowship experience is contingent on the fellows’ participation in each of the carefully designed residential sessions and online collaborations. Selected NLA Fellows are expected to: Attend the NLA Orientation that will take place at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) National Pre-Conference on March 9, 2017 in […]