NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

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Conditions and Fees

Tuition: $3,950

  • Tuition will cover participant costs for seminars, housing, meals and materials
  • Travel, incidentals and cost of attending the NCCHC Seminars and Symposium must be covered by the participant or sponsoring institution
  • Candidates must agree to attend all sessions, including the NCCHC Symposium, and must receive a commitment from the appropriate supervisors for participation
  • Payment due upon program acceptance


  • Currently hold an administrative position and aspire to become an executive leader of a community college, such as a dean, vice-president or president
  • Master's degree required, doctorate preferred

Mandatory Attendance and Participation of each Program Component

  • Fellows must attend all sessions and NCCHC Symposium to receive a certificate of completion
    • Summer 2020 Seminar: July or August, Online Sessions
    • Early Fall 2020 Seminar: September 15-17, Long Beach, CA
    • NCCHC Symposium: September 11-14, Long Beach, CA
    • Late Fall 2020 Seminar: November 11-14, San Diego, CA
  • Fellows may submit a session proposal
  • Fellows must maintain regular online communication with NCCHC leaders and other fellows
  • Fellows must complete a group case study summer assignment
  • Fellows must participate in ongoing professional development
  • Fellows will create a career plan and complete a detailed leadership skills assessment

To Submit a Complete Application

STEP 1 - Complete 

STEP 2 - Send an email with the following attachments to 

  1. Current resume
  2. Personal statement of educational philosophy and career aspirations (500-750 words)
  3. Print ready photo

STEP 3 - Mail Supervisor Letter of Recommendation to NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program Executive Director

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.

Mail to:
Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr., Executive Director
NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program
College of Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Early application is advised. Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2020 or until the 2020 Class is filled.