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Leadership Development Institute

Started in 2012, WACAC’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is designed to develop emerging leaders on the post-secondary side. Participants serve in a middle management position (4+ years of experience preferred) and are nominated by their Dean or Director. LDI is a yearlong commitment during which participants attend a two day workshop in January and are paired with a mentor. That mentoring relationship continues throughout the year with additional meetings during the WACAC and NACAC conferences. The expectation is that once a person goes through the LDI, they will commit to some leadership role within WACAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Elena Wong at ewong@drew.edu.

Class of 2020

Mentees

Robin Hamilton, Occidental College
Amanda Hottinger, Texas Christian University
Stefan Montouth, UC Berkeley
Jon Rice, University of San Francisco
Yaneli Ruiz, Claremont McKenna College
Brittany Slaughter, Elon University
Jai Ulrich, Whittier College
Connie Wu, UC Los Angeles 

Mentors

Cuca Acosta, UC Santa Barbara
Raissa Diamante, Harvey Mudd College
Becky Chassin, University of Southern California
Brian O’Rourke, Mt. St. Mary’s University
Adam Sapp, Pomona College
Corinne Schell, Marist College
Carin Smith, DePaul University
Belinda Sandoval, University of Redlands 

Class of 2019

Mentees

Tina Brooks, Pomona College 
Brennan Burnett, University of California, Los Angeles
Jamie Groff, University of Redlands
David Mills, Arizona State University 
Megan Poston, Whittier College 
Tyler Rose Veguez, University of Southern California
Maureen Ruiz-Sundstorm, Harvey Mudd College 

Mentors

Chris Ferguson, Associate Vice President, Occidental College, 
Erika Yamasaki, Director of Admission, Mount Saint Mary’s University
Falone Serna, Director of Admission, Pepperdine University
Mike Devlin, Director of Admission, Stanford University  
Phil Moreno, Regional Director of Admissions, Dickinson College  
April Crabtree, Assistant Vice President, University of San Francisco 
Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs, Assistant Vice President, Claremont McKenna College 

Class of 2018

Mentees

Esperanza Bernal, UC Berkeley
Marie Bury, Chapman University
Annie Frizzell Mills, DePaul University (regional)
Marcus Mason-Vivit, USF
Alex Ruiz, UC Riverside
Morgan Volkart, Lehigh University (regional)
Mike Walden, Pomona College

Mentors
Mike Dris, UCLA
Michael Elgarico, Cal Lutheran
Robynne Lofton, Mills College
Kieron Miller, Whittier College
Dan Nannini, Santa Monica College
Lisa Rhone, USC
Laura Stratton, Scripps College