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UW Law Dean Selected for National Leadership Program

June 5, 2017
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Klint Alexander

University of Wyoming College of Law Dean Klint Alexander has been selected for a prestigious leadership program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

As part of the organization’s Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), Alexander is in Washington, D.C., through Tuesday for the initial institute of the 2017 MLI class, joining 29 other “protégés” from around the country.

The MLI institute attracts a prestigious faculty of presidents and chancellors and experts in the media relations, advancement and fundraising, executive contract negotiation, financial management, accreditation and the executive search process. Protégés experience both theoretical learning as well as practical, hands-on training through media interviews, visits with representatives on Capitol Hill and close interactions with presidents and chancellors.

“I’m delighted that Dean Alexander was chosen for this very selective leadership program,” UW President Laurie Nichols says. “Developing our leadership team at UW is one of my priorities, and opportunities such as this one are extremely valuable.”

Alexander has been dean of UW’s College of Law since 2015, after serving as a partner in a major Southeastern law firm, where he practiced in the areas of energy and natural resource law, utilities regulation and foreign trade and investment law.

For the past two decades, Alexander has served in teaching and leadership roles at several major institutions, including Yale University, Vanderbilt University and the University of London. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale (1991); master’s (1994) and doctoral (1997) degrees in international relations, both from Cambridge University; and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia (1999).

The purpose of AASCU’s MLI program is to prepare, enhance and advance the prospect for qualified candidates, who have progressed in their professional careers, to compete successfully for positions of president or chancellor at universities or colleges, public or private. At the MLI institute, presidential faculty and other experts offer insights into leadership issues and provide skills training. Presidents critique participants’ professional development plans and advise them in career counseling sessions. After the institute, graduates each are assigned a mentor from a group of presidents and chancellors who volunteer to serve as sponsors and advocates, to provide career guidance and help graduates in the next phases of their careers.

AASCU  is a Washington, D.C.-based  higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.

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