El Paso Community College (EPCC) President, Dr. William Serrata’s expertise in serving minority students will be highlight at a national forum.
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CSMI) in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania selected Serrata as a Presidential Mentor for mid-career aspiring leaders at the second Minority Servicing Institutions (MSI) Aspiring Leaders Forum.
“Ultimately, this program seeks to equip individuals, often on the periphery of discussions on leadership, with the skills, knowledge and network to lead institutions that serve students that are the most in need,” CMSI director Dr. Marybeth Gasman said.
“Because this program aims to alter what leadership looks like across the landscape of higher education, the forum acts as a hub for innovation and each aspiring leader and mentor were hand-selected for their eagerness to become trailblazers.”
The forum, slated for November 1-3, will include a range of sessions such as fiscal management, strategic fundraising, presidential fit and crisis communication.
After that, aspiring leaders and their presidential mentors – high-level leaders from MSIs and the business and nonprofit sectors – will participate in one-on-one mentoring relationships over two years managed by CMSI.