The Student Affairs Leadership Institute (SALI) is geared toward developing and strengthening leaders within our division. The institute brings together a cohort of student affairs professionals who engage in critical topics that expand and challenge their leadership skills and critical thinking while building capacity within and beyond their scope. Some of the content that is addressed includes differentiating between leadership and management, budget management, leadership styles, decision making, empathy, and giving and receiving feedback. Participation in the institute requires an in-person commitment once a month and a small amount of work outside the sessions.

Information on Registration 

The Division of Student Affairs is excited about continuing SALI as a meaningful professional development opportunity for division faculty and staff in the 2022-2023 academic year. Registration for the 2022-2023 cohort is open now through October 31. Click here to access the application.

Past members of the SALI cohorts agreed in an anonymous survey that the institute was a helpful professional development experience and would recommend others in the division to participate. In addition to gaining new leadership skills and perspectives, most participants shared how much they value the connections made across the division, which provide them with a wider network of trusted peers on campus. 


Who should apply?  

SALI provides student affairs educators an opportunity to learn and build upon their knowledge, skills, and networks. While leveraging the experiences and expertise from the Executive Leadership Team within Student Affairs, this institute will help support and develop leaders in various roles including but not limited to administrative assistants, coordinators, assistant/associate directors, directors, managers, etc.


Meet the 2022-2023 SALI Facilitation Team!

While we strive to involve all members of the Student Affairs Executive Leadership Team throughout the experience, four members of the ELT serve as the main facilitators and points of contact for the 2022-2023 SALI cohort.

  • Brandi Fuhrman, Executive Director of the Career Development Center
  • Damoni Wright, Associate Vice Provost for Inclusion & Engagement, and the Executive Director of Student Experiences & Engagement
  • Kevin Dougherty, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students
  • Maureen Cochran, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment

Feel free to contact any one of the facilitation team members with questions about SALI or the application process.