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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

Click here to Nominate for Leadership Development Institute 2020! Nominations are open until the end of September.

Class of 2019


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 


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