Announcing Our 2019-2020 United Board Fellows

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is pleased to announce the newest cohort of United Board Fellows. The 2019-2020 Fellows cohort comprises 17 accomplished young leaders in higher education, representing a wide range of academic disciplines and administrative experience across nine Asian countries and regions. Following last year’s successful pilot, this year will also include four newly appointed college and university presidents from within Asia as special presidential participants.

For the third time, the United Board Fellows Program will collaborate with the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for its Summer Institute in 2019.The three-week program covers six modules, including Leadership, Team Effectiveness, Financial Understanding, Institutional Planning, Diversity and Community, and Transformational Learning.

Fellows were selected from applications more than 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 experience, who could demonstrate how this fellowship experience might help to bring changes to their home institution.

Please note: Following the 2019-2020 Fellows’ program year, the United Board Fellows Program will have a one-year hiatus. During this period, United Board staff will assess the program’s long-term impact and consider ways to better serve the leadership development needs of our network institutions. This means that we will not be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 program year; we anticipate resuming the application process for the 2021-2022 program year.

To read the bios of the 2019-2020 United Board Fellows, click here.

To learn more about the United Board Fellows Program, click here.