Hispanic Leadership Institute

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As the largest comprehensive public system of higher education in the United States, SUNY has boldly committed to become the most inclusive University System in the country; where all students, faculty and staff feel welcome and supported. Importantly, SUNY understands that to truly meet its goals, the University must employ, in addition to faculty and staff, leaders at the highest levels who share common experiences and culture with those who comprise the fastest growing segment of its student population: students who will become our next generation of Hispanic/Latinx leaders.

We understand that enhancing the proportion of Hispanic/Latinx leaders in our universities will require more than just a willingness to engage Hispanic/Latinx candidates. It will take solid and continuing investment to demonstrate to emerging and current Hispanic/Latinx leaders SUNY’s commitment to their success and to ensuring a collaborative and welcoming environment in which they can continue their professional growth.

The SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute is designed to identify, develop and recruit, and ultimately support, retain and foster the success of Hispanic/Latinx leaders at the University President and President’s Cabinet level (Provosts, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Business Officers, etc.).

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Members of the Hispanic Leadership Institute with SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr.
Members of the Hispanic Leadership Institute with SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr.
SUNY was created to be an inclusive environment for all, but there is still work to be done to ensure that vision of inclusivity comes to fruition. Which is one of the many reasons HLI was created.

Our Mission:

To identify, foster, and support the development and retention of current and emerging Hispanic/Latinx leaders for an increasingly diverse university system and nation.

Our Vision:

To be a nationally recognized, effective, and high quality center of excellence for the identification, development, and retention of current and emerging Hispanic/Latinx leaders in higher education.

Our Aim:

To increase the engagement, competitiveness and participation of Hispanic/Latinx leaders for State University of New York (SUNY), New York State (NYS) and national administrative and leadership positions, and to increase the awareness and education of other SUNY, NYS and national leaders concerning the increasing need for engaging and fostering the development of Hispanic/Latinx leaders.

With generous support from the State of New York, SUNY’s Hispanic Leadership Institute is a joint initiative of SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as SUNY’s SAIL Institute and Organizational Development.

"This initiative will provide the future leaders of tomorrow with the experience, skills and training they need to succeed, and ensure the leadership of the SUNY system reflects the strength of the Empire State’s communities."

March 25, 2017


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