2017 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): California State University, Fullerton

June 16 – June 21, 2017
Fullerton, CA

Live and learn with 32 students and 10 administrators who serve as faculty in this NUFP Signature Event. Only NUFP Fellows currently in the 2016-2017 class are eligible to apply.

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Would you like to meet other fellows from across the country? Does participating in a five-day leadership institute aimed at developing your leadership skills, enhancing your cultural competencies, and preparing you for a career in student affairs sound enticing? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are encouraged to apply to be a part of the Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI). DLI is held annually on various university campuses and offers 32 select Fellows the unique opportunity to network with their peers and student affairs administrators serving as institute faculty representing the scope of NASPA's membership. The DLI not only provides an in-depth leadership development experience, but it also prepares Fellows for graduate work in student affairs/higher education. With the cost of food, travel, and lodging covered, there is no reason for any Fellow to miss out on this life changing experience.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending DLI, Fellows will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of how their personal identities and histories have impacted their lives and their ability to work with others;

  • an understanding of the multiple paths to working in Student Affairs;

  • an ability to find ethical resolutions to critical issues in Student Affairs;

  • requisite writing, research, and speaking skills for entry into graduate school;

  • professional networking skills; and

  • cultural competency skills that are integral to the profession. 

Please note, you will be applying to the program as a whole, not to a specific location. 

*This program was formerly known as the Summer Leadership Institute. In 2012, it was renamed the Dungy Leadership Institute after Executive Director Emeritus Gwendolyn Dungy retired.


Presented By

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)
2017 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): California State University, Fullerton


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Faculty will serve as a small group facilitators for small groups of DLI participants. Learn more about the DLI Faculty below.

  • Dr. Tiffany J. Davis

    Higher Education Teaching Assistant Professor
    North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Vincent Vigil

    Dr. Vincent Vigil

    Director of Student Life and Leadership
    California State University Fullerton

    Faculty Bio

  • Daniel Ambrose

    Daniel Ambrose

    Director of Mentoring & Student Success
    Guttman Community College

    Faculty Bio

  • Tabatha Cruz

    Tabatha Cruz

    Program Coordinator for Retention
    Iowa State University

    Faculty Bio

  • Aysha Daniels

    Aysha Daniels

    Director of the Department of Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
    University of Miami

    Faculty Bio

  • Spencer Long

    Spencer Long

    Associate Director of Student Development Services
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Faculty Bio

  • Viraj Patel

    Viraj Patel

    Associate Director at the Pan-Asian American Community House
    University of Pennsylvania

    Faculty Bio

  • Nicole Ralston

    Nicole Ralston

    Program Manager for Outreach & Leadership Development
    Tulane University

    Faculty Bio

  • Dr. Michele Smith

    Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
    Missouri State University
  • Dr. Rochelle Woods

    Dr. Rochelle Woods

    Executive Director for Special Populations
    California State University, Fullerton

    Faculty Bio

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