Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Fresno State’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, has been named one of 24 fellows in the inaugural Academia de Liderazgo (Leadership Academy) of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The program is designed to increase Hispanic representation in presidential positions in higher education. Selected fellows will participate in an array of leadership development activities designed to prepare them for leadership roles in the full spectrum of institutions of higher learning, but with a focus on leadership positions within Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Emerging HSIs.

The one-year fellowship program includes three seminars, with the first taking place in October 2019, in conjunction with HACU’s 33rd annual conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Meeting the Challenge of Prosperity and Equality,” in Chicago, Illinois. More than a dozen nationally recognized current and emeriti presidents and senior-level administrators will  serve on the faculty.

Mentorship with a university president will be a key component, as will the development of a special project designed to have an impact at the Fellow’s current institution.