Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

CPE announces members of the 2023 Academic Leadership Development Institute

March 06, 2023

Members of the 2023 ALDI cohort with CPE staff
Members of the 2023 ALDI cohort with CPE staff

The Council on Postsecondary Education announced today the fifth cadre of its Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) program, which aims to prepare minority faculty and staff members for leadership roles in Kentucky higher education. The 21 participants were chosen from Kentucky’s public universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Dr. Dawn Offutt, executive director for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Council, is facilitating the program with her team.

“This year’s participants are a dedicated and talented group of leaders who are already doing great things on their campuses,” said Offutt. “This program will help empower them to further their efforts and help equip them to be the higher education leaders of the future.”

ALDI, a yearlong leadership development program, aims to build the skills of early career, underrepresented minority faculty and staff who are on track for professional advancement. Participants are nominated based on their leadership ability, interest in advancement and dedication to higher education.

The 2023 ALDI participants are below. Photos and bios are available on the ALDI webpage.

Last Updated: 3/7/2023