2024 ALI: Who should apply?

Application and Selection Process

Who Should Apply

The ALI is geared toward community college vice-chancellors, vice presidents, and other cabinet-level administrators with at least two years of experience in a high-level administrative role. Candidates should bring a growth orientation, be equity-oriented, student-centered, and interested in disrupting structural barriers (processes, practices, and mindsets). While the ALI is aimed at future leaders of the California Community Colleges and will thus draw its cohorts from those now working in higher education in California, we will consider strong candidates from out of state or out of system who are looking to transition to a CEO role in California. 

Selection Process

A cohort of 25 aspiring leaders will be selected based on their breadth of experience, geographic and institutional representation, diversity of backgrounds and roles, and application materials. 

Application Window for 2024

The two-month application window for the 2024 ALI is open from September 15, 2023 to November 15, 2023. Visit this link to apply.

The application consists of demographic questions, opened-ended responses, an uploaded resume/CV, and a letter of recommendation.

Sign up for our email list, and follow us on LinkedIn, for updates about application requirements and timelines. 

Want to Learn More? Wheelhouse will host an informational webinar on September 27 at noon, Pacific Time to share more information about the ALI and how to apply to participate in the 2024 ALI cohort. The webinar will be hosted by Wheelhouse Executive Director Susanna Cooper and Chancellor-in-Residence Francisco Rodriguez, and will include opportunities for Q&A. Register to join the webinar


Please contact Kairo Weber | knweber@ucdavis.edu 

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