Ahmed Legrouri Selected for National Leadership Development Program



Ifrane, May 30, 2012 –  Al Akhawayn University is pleased to announce that Dr. Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President for Academic Affairs, is one of 20 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in the 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers: Classical and Contemporary Reading. Through an examination of classic and contemporary readings, the Colloquium will help participants reflect on power, ethics, and responsibility and strengthen their leadership skills. 

Individuals chosen for the program are chief academic officers in higher education who wish to prepare for changes and challenges in the decades ahead, understand complex and unprecedented situations, and further develop strategic wisdom. As a participant, Dr. Legrouri will attend a seminar in Annapolis, Maryland, July 17–21. John Churchill, secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, will lead the Colloquium, which will engage participants in cases drawn from classical and contemporary thought selected to help chief academic officers gain insights into issues commonly faced by today’s academic leaders. Examination, discussion, and reflection will help foster the perspectives and skills academic officers need for leadership success. 

“Higher education faces many uncertainties, but one thing is certain. Those who lead academic programs of colleges and universities must be able to make sense of complex and unprecedented situations and bring strategic wisdom into practical use,” says Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Successful academic leadership will demand keen intellectual vision and decisive judgment, and the Colloquium will help leaders hone these skills.”

For more information about the Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers, visit www.cic.edu/CAOLeadershipColloquium.  

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education, and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society. To fulfill this mission, CIC provides its members with skills, tools, and knowledge that address aspects of leadership, financial management and performance, academic quality, and institutional visibility. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. 

The American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) provides leadership identification and development programs across all sectors of public and private higher education. AALI creates and implements programs and assistance for academic leaders in various administrative positions enabling them to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve. In addition, AALI supports research and publications and consults with academic leaders and boards of trustees concerning traditional and emerging issues facing higher education and its governance. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years.


 Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Linfield College (OR)

Billye Auclair, Anna Maria College (MA)

Philip Acree Cavalier, Eureka College (IL)

Valerie Collins, Molloy College (NY)

Thomas Cornman, Cedarville University (OH)

Mary Draper, Clearwater Christian College (FL)

Melinda Dukes, Tusculum College (TN)

Kent Eaton, McPherson College (KS)

Sherilyn Emberton, East Texas Baptist University (TX)

Thomas Enneking, Marian University (IN)

Melody Graham, Mount Mercy University (NE)

Susan Hasseler, Augustana College (SD)

Tina Holland, Holy Cross College (IN)

Keith Iddings, Southern Wesleyan University (SC)

Ahmed Legrouri, Al Akhawayn University (Morocco)

John Mosbo, University of Evansville (IN)

Tracy Parkinson, Coker College (SC)

Evelyn Saul Quinn, Georgian Court University (NJ)

Ariane Schauer, Marymount College (CA)

Robert Strong, Washington and Lee University (VA)