Our News

The latest news at Saint Francis University

<< Go Back

Dr. Pedro Muino selected for national leadership development program

May 9, 2013


Pedro Muino

Saint Francis is pleased to announce that Dr. Pedro Muino, professor of chemistry, is one of 26 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Dr. Muino will participate in two seminars, one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1–3, 2013, and one in Washington, DC, June 10–12, 2014. He will undertake a mentoring program, experiential learning projects, and a series of readings and case studies.

The purpose of the Academy is to prepare prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division—including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management, and advancement—in independent higher education.

“The need to prepare future leaders of colleges and universities has never been greater because the generation of people now in senior leadership positions on campus is rapidly approaching retirement,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “Competition for the available places in the program was intense, and the review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. They (and I) believe that Dr. Muino has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior responsibility on campus.”

Dr. Muino holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Santiago (Spain), a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Montana State University, and was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington.

Since the program began in the 2010–2011 academic year, many participants have experienced upward mobility. Eight have been appointed to vice presidencies at other institutions, three have been appointed to vice presidencies at their home institutions, 15 have earned promotions to positions of greater responsibility within their home institutions, and four have advanced to higher positions at other institutions.

“These early indicators suggest that CIC is helping to meet the leadership needs of higher education by offering highly effective leadership development programs for modest fees to member institutions,” Ekman said.

For more information about the Senior Leadership Academy, visit www.cic.edu/seniorleadershipacademy.