Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Higher Education Conference

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

2012 Pre-Conference Workshop

Higher Education Leadership Development

Thursday, March 8, 2012

12 – 4 pm


Enjoy professional development, networking, and opportunities for dialogue about critical issues in higher education administration. Benefit from insider information and dialogue with past and present university presidents in an intimate setting. This workshop will provide rising higher education leaders with insights, skills and tools for professional development, along with networking and personal strategic planning.
National conference to be held March 8-10, 2012, register at

Higher Education Leadership Development Workshop Topics
Trajectories, Mentors and Champions 
Movement up the ranks requires understanding the institutional culture and your role within the expected trajectory. Find out how mentors and champions can help.  Sofía Ramos, M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate, Mexican American Studies, The University of Arizona, Founder and Director of the Luminario Institute

Higher Education Leadership: Top Ten Most Important Things You Should Know!
What are the most important skills, experiences and credentials you should be developing in order to move up the ranks? Explore higher education’s unspoken protocols and expectations and the minimal steps you need to take prepare for policy making positions in higher education. Elsa Núñez, Ph.D., President, Eastern Connecticut State University

Policies and Initiatives: How to be a Change Agent without Losing Your Job!
Budget cuts and shortfalls; resource allocation constraints; affirmative action policy changes; student access and success challenges, pushback on ethnic studies; and over 25 state anti-immigrant initiatives  confront administrators. Discover how to alleviate tensions and develop proactive approaches to difficult issues on your campus. Carlos Santiago, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic College Fund

Demystifying the Higher Education Search Process
Understanding the search process can help you get the job of your dreams.  Benefit from “insider” tips about search committees, the interview process, and how to negotiate offers and counteroffers. 
Josefina Castillo Baltodano, J.D., Founder/Executive Director, Executive Leadership Academy,
Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

For more information contact Sofía Ramos, M.B.A., Ph.D., at or 520-471-1995