SUNY Executive Leadership Academy

June 13-16, 2022

SUNY Global Center

New York City

Why Choose the SUNY Executive Leadership Academy

SUNY’s Executive Leadership Academy provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain a more in depth education about issues confronting higher education leaders and work closely with consultants from a leading search firm to better understand the executive search process.

The partnership with Isaacson, Miller allows participants to work closely with consultants from one of the nations most esteemed search firms to learn how to effectively navigate the executive search process, whether you are leading a search for a new senior leader at your institutions or you are looking for your next opportunity. Their list of clients includes Dartmouth, Penn State, and University of Illinois. They have also worked with campuses in the CUNY, SUNY, CSU, and UC systems.

The over 250 graduates of this program have moved into senior posts at community colleges, comprehensive colleges, and AAU universities.  These campus presidents, provosts, senior vice presidents, and other executive leaders—credit the program with not only increasing their opportunities for advancement, but also building the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in higher level positions.


“Please extend my complements and appreciation to everyone involved with the Executive Leadership Academy.”

“I found it interesting, challenging, and hopefully valuable to my professional future. I was challenged by the different thinking about strategic planning.”

“The week was well worth the investment in time and money!”

“I very much enjoyed spending time with everyone from across SUNY and in system.”


About the Academy


The SUNY Executive Leadership Academy is designed to provide provosts, campus vice presidents, and other executive-level administrators with the skills they need to advance to, and excel in, the most senior-level positions in higher education today.


The SUNY Executive Leadership Academy is designed for academic and administrative professionals who currently serve in executive and/or senior-level roles on a leadership trajectory at their institution. This includes provosts, campus vice presidents and deans as well as other senior administrators with significant leadership experience (associate/assistant provosts, associate/assistant vice presidents, chiefs of staff, executive directors, etc.). All share aspirational goals to advance to the highest level of leadership in higher education, specifically to secure presidential, vice presidential or other executive leadership positions in the next 1-3 years.

Participation is open to all higher education leaders across the country and around the world. Cohorts typically include leaders from the SUNY and CUNY systems, as well as many public and private colleges and universities of all institutional types.


This intensive, four-day session, is unlike any other, providing participants with an opportunity to interact with experts from the nationally respected, mission-based executive search firm Isaacson, Miller as well as with campus presidents and system leaders who themselves have advanced to their current positions through repeated promotion.

Participants will also learn from national experts about:

  • Enrollment management
  • Fundraising
  • Budget & Finance
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Strategic Communications
  • And more!

June 15, 2022

SUNY Global Center
116 E 55th St.
New York, NY 10022

Nomination Process


Because of the highly intensive format of the Academy, space is limited.

Campus presidents and other senior leaders are encouraged to nominate institution leaders who they feel have the experience and potential to advance in their careers. Qualified individuals from colleges and universities across the country may register or submit a nomination.  Nominees are required to submit a CV. 

Nominees will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. All accepted participants will be contacted with registration information at the beginning of calendar year 2022. The next program will be offered June 13-16 2022.

Early action nominations will be accepted beginning May 3, 2021 through December 1, 2021. Regular nominations will be considered through 2/15/22.

Participants or their home institutions will be responsible for covering the registration fee as well as travel and accommodations. Registration fees are discounted for SUNY employees and SUNY CPD points may be used to cover costs for this program. Program fees include program tuition, course materials, food and beverages during the event including the group dinner and reception one evening.

SUNY Individual Participant Program Fee: $1,750
Non-SUNY Individual Participant Program Fee: $2,750
Isaacson, Miller-Nominated Individual Participant Program Fee: $2,250


Local Accommodations

Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel
569 Lexington Ave. (at 51st St)
New York,m NY 10022

Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Marriott Renaissance New York Hotel 57
130 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

New York Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th St.)
New York, NY 10017