Call for Nominations

​Each spring the Virginia Network places a call for nominations of women from across the Commonwealth to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar. Women are selected for the Senior Leadership Seminar based on a record of leadership at their home institution and their potential to contribute significantly to higher education. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration. Up to two women can be nominated from each campus. 
 

Nomination 
The Virginia Network is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 class of Senior Leadership Seminar. We invite you to nominate up to two women from your campus for participation. Presidents, deans, executive officers, and members of the Virginia Network community, such as Institutional Representatives, executive board members, and past participants of the Senior Leadership Seminar are encouraged to nominate mid- and senior-level women administrators for consideration. We especially welcome nominations of women of color since we are committed to increasing their representation and involvement in higher education administration.

 Please contact nominees to confirm their interest in participating and their ability to participate in all three sessions. If multiple nominations are submitted, please prioritize the nominees. Nominations are due May 1, 2017.

 Selection Criteria
Participants are selected based on a record of leadership at their home institution and their potential to contribute significantly to higher education. In addition, preference is given to those nominees whose career goals include advancement in higher education. Individuals selected for participation in the 2017-2018 class of Senior Leadership Seminar will be notified of acceptance by June 1, 2017.

Each session includes an overnight stay with time for travel to and from the session's location.

Oct. 12-13, 2017                James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Jan. 24-25, 2018                Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA
May 23-24, 2018                Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

Nominees are required to commit to all three sessions.
 

Tuition
The tuition to participate in the Senior Leadership Seminar is $675 and covers all program costs including all sessions and the state conference. The fee also covers all materials, speakers, receptions, and lunch and dinner meals. The participation fee does NOT include lodging, breakfast, or transportation to and from the sessions. Once selected, participants will be notified of options to remit payment.

Scholarships: The Virginia Network offers two Norrine Bailey Spencer scholarships in the amount of $300 (each) for participation in the 2017-2018 Senior Leadership Seminar. For scholarship information please contact Dr. Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, Virginia Commonwealth University, or by phone at 804-827-1169. These scholarships are need-based and are intended for use by participants from institutions that are traditionally underrepresented within the ranks of leadership development programs.


Nomination Requirements
Nominations must be coordinated with the 
Virginia Network Institutional Representative (IR) from each campus or with a member of the Virginia Network Board. The nomination must be received by May 1, 2017 for full consideration. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

 Nominations can be completed through the 
online nomination form
 
QUESTIONS? Contact Ryan Elizabeth Foulds, Virginia Commonwealth University, 804-827-1809, refoulds@vcu.edu.

Nominees will be notified by June 1, 2017 of their acceptance into the program.   


CLICK ON THE "NOMINATE" BUTTON BELOW FOR PROGRAM NOMINATION FORM.