2018 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): Missouri State University

June 22 – June 27, 2018
Springfield, MO

Come live and learn with 32 students and 10 faculty in this NUFP signature event. Only NUFP Fellows in the 2017-2018 class are eligible to apply. Applications for Fellows will open in early January 2018.


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.


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2018 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): Missouri State University


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate


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All Fellows will be placed in a cluster at DLI, led by two Faculty members. Learn more about the DLI Faculty below.

  • Christine Quemuel, Ph.D.

    Christine Quemuel, Ph.D.

    Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    Faculty Bio

  • Melissa Aponte

    Melissa Aponte

    Assistant Director of Student Activities & Leadership
    Borough of Manhattan Community College

    Faculty Bio

  • Anna Gonzalez, Ph.D.

    Anna Gonzalez, Ph.D.

    Dean of Students and Chief Student Affairs Officer
    Lewis & Clark College

    Faculty Bio

  • Marcus Rodriguez

    Marcus Rodriguez

    Director, ASI Government Affairs & Leadership Programs
    California State University, Los Angeles

    Faculty Bio

  • Justin Samuel

    Justin Samuel

    Assistant Director for Residence Life
    The University of Texas at Austin

    Faculty Bio

  • Rabekah Stewart, Ph.D.

    Rabekah Stewart, Ph.D.

    Executive Director for TRIO Programs and Multicultural Student Retention
    Missouri State University

    Faculty Bio

  • Valissa Thomas

    Valissa Thomas

    Residence Director
    University of San Francisco

    Faculty Bio

  • James Winfield

    James Winfield

    Assistant Director for Faculty Development for University 101 Programs
    University of South Carolina

    Faculty Bio

  • Rochelle Woods, Ed.D.

    Rochelle Woods, Ed.D.

    Executive Director for Special Populations
    California State University, Fullerton

    Faculty Bio

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