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Executive Leadership Institute Develops Leaders from Within UNC System, Including UNCW CDO Donyell Roseboro

Monday, June 13, 2022

The University of North Carolina System has named a select group of 26 participants to the third cohort of the UNC System Executive Leadership Institute, and includes UNCW’s Chief Diversity Officer Donyell Roseboro.

The program was designed to build the next generation of top leadership from within the UNC System. The 10-month program will focus on providing an overview of the UNC System, its operations and leadership opportunities.

“We have so much talent among our faculty and staff across the System,” said UNC System President Peter Hans. “It makes sense that we put our time and resources into preparing new leaders for the university. The Executive Leadership Institute is an investment in our collective future.”

The Executive Leadership Institute works to share and leverage best practices by building collaboration among participants and their institutions. It includes a focus on enhancing the pool of well-prepared, highly qualified future leaders from Historically Minority-Serving Institutions.

"Leading requires learning. To that end, I am always excited to learn with colleagues so that we can collectively inspire change when change is needed,” Dr. Roseboro said. “It is my honor to have been selected and I will do my best to represent the persistent Seahawk spirit well."

Learning modules are designed to deepen expertise essential for success at the executive level. Three interactive and experiential immersion modules will be delivered via a hybrid of virtual and face-to-face instruction at N.C. A&T University, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte over the course of the program. The team and individual executive coaching component will be provided in partnership with UNC Wilmington. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate and the benefits of a mentoring relationship. Graduates will have the opportunity to pay it forward as mentors for future cohorts, ensuring promising talent continues to develop across the UNC System. For more information, visit the Executive Leadership Institute website.

The full list of participants can be found on the UNC System website.

Donyell Roseboro