Call for Nominations

In an effort to advance our commitment to inclusive excellence, SUNY is excited to launch a new Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) designed to strengthen the pool of leaders from Hispanic backgrounds.

About the HLI Fellowship

Accepted Fellows will benefit from a six month (January – June 2019) individualized experience. The program will begin with a three-day retreat at the Carey Institute for Global Good, just outside Albany, NY in January 2019. The experience will conclude with the annual SUNY Executive Leadership Academy at the SUNY Global Center in NYC June 2019. During their engagement, the fellows will be guided through a leadership development journey that includes assessments, coaching, online and in-person workshops and an applied learning project.



Opening Workshop 

  • January 9-11, 2019 – Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville

Mid-Course 2-day Retreat – SUNY Plaza, Albany

  • April 2019 Date TBA

Closing Workshops

  • June 17-20, 2019 – SUNY Global Center, NYC

Interactive Online Sessions

  • Typically occur during evening hours (90 minutes each)
  • Anticipate 4-6 sessions throughout the experience


The HLI Fellowship also includes two personal leadership skills assessments. Each fellow will have an opportunity to complete the SUNY360 leadership skills inventory in addition to the DiSC leadership assessment. Fellows will be able to use those tools in addition to feedback from an executive coach to gain more insight on their personal leadership journeys.

Additionally, Fellows-in-Residence will be afforded a 12-month experience, based at SUNY System Administration and with rotations at different SUNY campuses to gain more real world experience. Fellows-in-Residence will also be eligible for up to a 50% effort buyout from their current responsibilities to engage in the unique expanded leadership experience.

Costs and Fees

HLI covers a majority of the costs associated with the fellowship experience, including all program registration fees, assessment costs, curriculum materials, some meals, etc.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Lodging and meals for the winter leadership retreat cost approximately $400 per person. Some travel expenses may be offset by a  travel stipend; amount yet to be determined. For those needing a hotel for the June retreat, the government hotel rate in NYC is $267 a night.