APL Fellows 2019-20

Pictured (left to right): Angela Wilson, Quentin Tyler, Heidi Schroeder, David Hyndman, Kristine Bowman and Charles (Lee) Cox


Big Ten Academic Alliance logoThe Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program, (ALP) provides intensive leadership and managerial development, addressing the challenges of academic administration at major research universities, like tightening budgets, changing student populations, and increasing pressures from external sources. Many of the program’s nearly 1,000 fellows have gone on to serve as college presidents, provosts and deans.

During the academic year, MSU ALP Fellows visit three Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. In addition, they meet with campus and community leaders of their choosing, to complement their knowledge of policy and institutional organization with local insights and contacts.

Application Process


Tenure System, NSCL/FRIB, Health Programs Faculty, and Librarians

Four applicants will be selected through an application and interview process. Applicants should:

  • be appointed in the tenure system, NSCL/FRIB, Library, or Health Programs faculty appointment systems
  • have a strong faculty background and commitment to administration
  • have a minimum of five years of professional experience in a university setting

Other MSU Faculty and Staff

The Provost will select one additional member of the cohort in consultation with senior MSU leaders, from among the rest of the MSU faculty, academic staff, and support staff.

If your MSU appointment is not as a faculty member in the tenure system, NSCL, Library, or Health Programs system, and you wish to pursue the ALP, please contact your dean, vice president, or other senior administrator who can indicate their support for your participation to Provost Youatt.  Also copy Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu to indicate your interest.

Application Submission

The application process for 2019-20 is now closed.  Please check back in January 2020 for the next call for applicants.