SUNY Executive Leadership Academy

June 18-21, 2018

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 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.

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.

 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

June 18 – 21, 2018

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

2018 Speakers to be announced soon!

Nomination Process


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


The Academy will feature two tracks – one for individuals in becoming a college president in the next few years and the other for those Individuals interested in broadening the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the most advanced positions in higher education today. Campus presidents 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 directly to  Please provide a statement of interest and include an updated C.V.

Nominees will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee, and if accepted, will be contacted with registration information.

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