The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is pleased to announce the newest cohort of United Board Fellows. The 2018-2019 Fellows cohort comprises 14 accomplished young leaders in higher education, representing a wide range of academic disciplines and administrative experiences across nine Asian countries and regions. This year also includes seven newly appointed college and university presidents from within Asia who join this cohort as special presidential participants. This new track is a pilot, focused on high-tier presidential leadership training, alongside the standard Fellows higher education leadership and management training.
The United Board Fellows Program will again collaborate with the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for its Summer Institute in 2018, following the highly successful institute held for the 2017-2018 class of Fellows. The three-week program earned high praise from Fellows for its emphasis on leadership development and building effective teams; international trends in higher education; and practical matters such as financial management, strategic planning, and performance assessment. This year’s program also includes segments on digital trends and tools impacting higher education, as well as on ethical leadership, women in higher education leadership, and university research frameworks.
Fellows were selected from applications across 50 institutions. All candidates were nominated by the head of their respective institutions in recognition of their leadership achievement and potential. The United Board looked for candidates who have proven records of leadership experiences, and who could demonstrate how this fellowship experience might help to bring changes to their home institution.
To read the bios of the 2018-2019 United Board Fellows, click here.
To learn more about the United Board Fellows Program, click here.