The only leadership training program from an API perspective in the U.S. that includes invaluable insights of successful API higher education leaders.

LEAP Advance: Leadership Development Program for Higher Education is an intensive four-day experience that enhances the professional development of Asian and Pacific Islanders and prepares college/university administrators, faculty and staff to move into positions of greater visibility and influence. The program is held in partnership with Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE).


Program Highlights

  • In-depth interactions among participants and program faculty.

  • Hands-on workshops, mentoring and interactive dialogues.

  • Personalized leadership career plans.

  • Networking with participants, leading college and university presidents, faculty and senior administrators.

Who Participates?

Past participants include tenured professors, administrators and support staff from diverse disciplines such as science and engineering, student services and fiscal management. Among the program’s “alumni honor roll” are presidents, vice presidents, deans, faculty department chairs and program directors. To date, LEAP has graduated over 650 participants in this program, many of whom have been promoted to advanced leadership roles in higher education.



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For more information

Grace Toy
Sr. VP of Administration and CFO
(213) 485-1422 x4117


Eledy Vargas
Senior Program Coordinator
(213) 485-1422 x4118

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