The Dr. Ted Martinez Jr. NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program
Established 36 years ago, the National Community College Hispanic Council’s (NCCHC) mission includes preparation and support of Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges, to the ultimate benefit of our students. One of NCCHC’s first ventures was to offer a leadership development program, with support from the Ford Foundation. We are proud that more than 20 of the 72 original fellows are now or have been community college presidents, and many others have moved to positions of increased responsibility as upper-level administrators.
A second iteration of the NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program was launched in 2003; to date, 17 classes have been completed. Close to 300 Fellows representing 24 states have completed the program and came from vice-president, dean, and director administrative levels and from a cross-section of community colleges across the country. Currently, 18 of the 61 Latino community college presidents in the country are NCCHC Fellows.
Within the last three years, at least 159 known NCCHC Fellows were promoted, including 8 vice chancellors; 18 presidents; 6 provost/vice-presidents, 34 vice presidents; 32 deans and 21 directors in 24 states. Amazing!
The Council continues its efforts to develop leaders for the challenges that lie ahead in higher education by offering the Leadership Fellows Program in collaboration with the College of Education at San Diego State University. The Leadership Fellows Program will launch another class of fellows in June 2022.
About the Program
Our program is designed for community college educators whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming an executive leader of a community college.
Components of the Year-Long Training Program
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Program Learning Outcomes
At each learning seminar, Fellows will receive training in the following areas:
Conditions and Fees
Mandatory Attendance and Participation of each Program Component
To Submit a Complete Application
STEP 1 – Complete Online Application Form
STEP 2 – Send an email with the following attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 3 – Email Supervisor Letter of Recommendation to NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program Executive Director to:
Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr., Executive Director
The Dr. Ted Martinez Jr.
This is a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor assessing the potential for higher level leadership positions in the community college setting and assuring the college’s support for the candidate’s participation in all components of the program.
The 2022 NCCHC LFP application deadline is April 2, 2022 or until the 2022 Class is filled The online application form and additional requirements must be received by the deadline to be officially reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Early application is advised! Accepted applicants will be notified by May 1, 2022.
2021 NCCHC Fellows Class
Fellows during a session in 2021