Wesley College Associate Professor of Law and Justice Studies and Director of Master's in Criminal Justice Charlisa Edelin was selected to participate in The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ first cohort of the MSI Aspiring Leaders program.

The program involved a selective nationwide process resulting in 21 applicants being selected from the education, nonprofit and business sectors.

The three-day forum and mentoring program, which will be held in November, will include discussions and workshops about the presidential nomination process, managing relationships with faculty, using data to make decisions, fiscal management, strategic fundraising, assessing student learning and navigating the media. The cohort will spend two years working on case studies and meeting with MSI leaders across the country.

The goals of the program include elevating the educational contributions of MSIs; increasing the scholarship of MSIs, connecting MSIs’ academic and administrative leadership to promote reform initiatives; and strengthening efforts to close educational achievement gaps among disadvantaged communities.

For more, visit gse.upenn.edu/cmsi/aspiring-leaders.