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The Michigan Community College Leadership Academy is faciliated by the MCCA and Lead Star. It is designed for faculty and mid- to senior-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Vice Presidents, Deans, Professors, Associate Professors, Program Chairs, Associate Deans, or Directors are encouraged to apply if interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants must be nominated by their president or chancellor.

The nine month cohort-style learning journey will include three in-person workshops at the MCCA office, action-based learning projects in between the live sessions, experiential learning activities, coaching and mentoring, and a capstone graduation experience in conjunction with the annual MCCA Summer Conference. The Academy is a hands-on, Michigan-specific professional development opportunity to sharpen leadership competencies and develop a strong statewide network of emerging leaders within community colleges. Graduates are asked to serve as mentors for the next cohort of emerging leaders.


See the outstanding fellows of the 2016-17class, and the 2017-18 class of the Michigan Community College Leadership Academy. Also, see the current 2018-19 class of leadership fellows.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY ALUMNI LUNCHEON: Current fellows and alumni of the Leadership Academy are invited to attend the Leadership Academy Alumni Luncheon, scheduled for September 28, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (room 104 of the Kellogg Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing). The luncheon will be held at the end of the Student Success Summit on September 27 and 28 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  Josh Wyner from the Aspen Institute will be the luncheon speaker, and he will cover major lessons from the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, how the Pathways movement is impacting community college practice and outcomes, and insights for leading the “Community College 3.0.  Click here to register for the Alumni Luncheon on September 28, 2018.


Session 1: The new 2018-19 class of the Leadership Academy will launch on September 13 & 14, 2018 in Lansing. See the Session 1 agenda.   


MCCA Office
222 N. Chestnut
Lansing, MI (see directions and map for the MCCA Office)
Note: Free parking available next to the MCCA and across the street at the church lot.


The Radisson
111 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Reservations: Call 1-800-333-3333 or click here.

The Hampton Inn
2500 Collidge Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
Reservations: Call 517-324-2072 or click here.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2924 West Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
Reservations: Call 1-800-Holiday or click here.


Please contact Mike Hansen, MCCA President, with questions about the Michigan Community College Leadership Academy ( or (517) 372-4350).


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