Date : September 6, 2023 

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Apply for the HBCU ELI at CAU Community of Fellows

HBCU ELI Fellow Eligibility Requirements

  • Service for a minimum of ten (10) years in higher education or a related field with at least three (3) years successful performance in positions equivalent to a Dean or other institutional level leadership position.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and commitment to move into a senior leadership role within two-three years.
  • Be strongly recommended by a current supervisor, a past supervisor, and/or a senior institutional leader.
  • Have a strong track record of past performance and progressive leadership responsibilities, including demonstrated success at multiple levels of an institution.

Fellows Expectations and Commitments

  • Click here for 2024 Seminar Timeline. (Click Here to Download Timeline)
  • Click here for current 2022 Seminar Sessions schedule (Click Here to Download 2022 Program)
  • The 2022 Seminar Program is already posted on the website here:  Just update the link above (now referred to in the link as Download 2021 Program).  
  • Submit your $1,500 Tuition, if selected as a Fellow. Limited scholarships available as funding permits.
  • Be an active participant in all discussions and activities, including application and reflection protocols in between the virtual sessions.
  • Complete assigned readings, assessments, and applied practice tasks.
  • Contribute to the learning and work collaboratively with Institute faculty, mentors, and other fellows.
  • Complete all assessments and review results with assigned mentor.
Make a formal presentation of experiences during the culminating virtual session in December.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships available as funding permits.

Application Submission instruction

The completed application and all required documents should be uploaded to the ELI Application Portal.

  • Prepare Required Documents

1. Current CV that includes descriptions of roles for all leadership positions. 
2. A letter of introduction (not to exceed three pages) addressing the following topics: 
     (a) Your vision of how the role of HBCU leader can impact student and institutional success, and 
     (b) Specific personal and professional goals that will be supported through the 6-month experience as an HBCU ELI Fellow. 

3. Names, positions, relationships, and contact information for three references as follows: 
     (a) a senior institutional leader familiar with your work, 
     (b) current or past supervisor, and  
     (c) others with a working knowledge of your professional leadership skills. 

Review Application Steps and Register for the Application Portal


Thank you for your interest in the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute.



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HBCU Executive Leadership Institute 
Clark Atlanta University
School of Education 
Rufus E. Clement Hall, Suite 110
223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-880-6012