Less than a year “old” at the U and the New Leadership Academy (NLA) is already building inroads to support state and local leaders in Utah. Thanks to a grant awarded to NLA, leaders from across the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) will participate in leadership development curriculum focused on utilizing a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion to positively impact the state of Utah and all its students.
Two cohorts of higher education board members and state leaders will begin their educational journey in January of 2022, through a hybrid of online and in-person sessions. All 18 members of the Utah Board of Higher Education and the executive staff within USHE’s Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education will comprise the first and second cohorts, respectively. The third cohort will be a pilot group made up of a combination of senior leaders from USHE’s 16 institutions from across the state of Utah, slated to start in the fall of 2022.
USHE serves over 225,000 students across its 16 postsecondary institutions, including technical colleges. The alumni go on to influence every aspect of Utah’s workforce and economy, from health and education to criminal justice and law enforcement.