Invited Speaker Presentations


Everything You Wanted To Know About The Search Process But Were Afraid To Ask-Demystifying the Presidential Search Process

Presenter: Jose Leyba, Executive Search & Retreat Consultant Association of Community College Trustees

With the retirement trend of College Presidents and Chancellors, changing demographics, and a focus on Equity, Higher Education Institutions will be recruiting more diverse pools of candidates for Administrative positions, especially the position of President. The presentation will be hands on and utilize a "Case Study" approach. Participants will identify the key preparations steps and continuum of leadership positions that prepare one to become a competitive candidate. Role play activities including Mock Interviews and drafting an actual cover letter which will enhance the engagement of participants. Please bring you current resume and a laptop to this session. If effectively prepared, AHSIE Members are uniquely positioned to assume these positions.

About Jose Leyba

Dr. Jose Leyba began his career as a Junior High School English/Social Studies Teacher. He rose quickly through K-12 where he has served as a Principal, Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent of Schools in Phoenix, Arizona. After a successful K-12 stint he transitioned to the Maricopa County Community Colleges District where he served in various leadership positions including Vice President, Acting Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Provost, Interim President, Interim Vice President of Instruction and Provost. He retired in good standing from Maricopa and mow serves as consultant for ACCT and specializes in President/Chancellor Searches, Facilitation of Trustee Retreats, Accreditation Self Assessments and also providing Professional Development Sessions in Equity related areas including Minority males student engagement. He also has served as Distinguished Faculty for the NCBAA Mid Level Administrators Leadership Institute and the NCCHC Fellows Program is a Mentor for Vice Presidents interested in becoming Presidents. Both organizations are affiliate councils of AACC.


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About the Conference

The annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference provides practitioners from current and emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions a forum through which they can share ideas, build partnerships, and influence the development of policies designed to increase student success and institutional effectiveness.

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Session Types for Everyone

Session types for this year’s conference include: Featured Topic Institutes; High Impact Practices Presentations; Community of Practice Workshops; Special Topic Sessions with Invited Speakers; and Keynotes.

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