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The Thomas Lakin Institute For Mentored Leadership

The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 23 - 28, 2016
St. Paul, Minnesota


Mentoring African-American Leaders for the Future

The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership is sponsored by the Presidents' Round Table, National Council on Black American Affairs, an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Named in honor of Dr. Thomas Lakin, a career educator and visionary from Los Angeles, California, the Lakin Institute is a legacy to the lifetime and vision he brought to community college leadership. The Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership fulfills the vision of a man who was dedicated to excellence in educational leadership, and draws inspiration from the achievements and life of Thomas Lakin.

The Institute is designed to prepare senior-level executives for positions as community college chief executive officers and has graduated the highest number of African Americans who have gone on to CEO positions over any other leadership institute in the United States. Over twenty-five per cent of current African-American community college presidents are alumni of the Lakin Institute.

Application Guidelines

Application deadline:

  • Materials submitted by May 15. $1,800 (includes $100 nonrefundable application fee that must accompany your submission)
  • Materials submitted May 16 - August 1. $2,000 (includes $200 nonrefundable application fee that must accompany your submission)

  1. Complete the Lakin Fellow Application Form
  2. Complete the College/District and Lakin Fellow Agreement Form
  3. Attach required documents: (1) an organization chart, (2) a current resume, (3) two letters of recommendation, and (4) a high resolution jpeg picture.
  4. Submit application, agreement form, and required attachments to:

    Dr. Kirk A. Nooks
    Dean of the Institute
    President
    Metropolitan Community College - Longview
    Lee's Summit, MO
    lakininstitute@gmail.com
    816.604.2044

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