2018 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): University of Illinois at Chicago

June 08 – June 13, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

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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NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)
2018 NUFP Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI): University of Illinois at Chicago


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A schedule of events is linked below. A printed copy of the schedule will be made available to all participants.

Full Schedule

Fri, Jun 08

8:00am – 6:00pm
Fellow Arrival Day

Sat, Jun 09

8:00am – 9:00pm
Learning About Self and Others

Sun, Jun 10

8:00am – 10:00pm
Connecting Leadership and Social Justice

Mon, Jun 11

8:00am – 8:30pm
Exploring Professional Pathways

Tue, Jun 12

8:00am – 9:30pm
Finding Your Compass

Wed, Jun 13

8:00am – 11:00am


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

  • Nick Negrete, Ed.D.

    Nick Negrete, Ed.D.

    Dean of Students
    Otis College of Art and Design

    Faculty Bio

  • DeLa Dos, Ph.D.

    DeLa Dos, Ph.D.

    Director of Social Justice Education
    Emory University

    Faculty Bio

  • Leslie Grinage, Ed.D.

    Leslie Grinage, Ed.D.

    Associate Dean of Students
    Davidson College

    Faculty Bio

  • Sheena Jacobs

    Sheena Jacobs

    Assistant Director, University Career Services
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Faculty Bio

  • Shamika Karikari

    Shamika Karikari

    Doctoral Candidate
    Miami University

    Faculty Bio

  • Rudy Molina, Jr., Ph.D.

    Rudy Molina, Jr., Ph.D.

    Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
    The University of Illinois at Chicago

    Faculty Bio

  • Christine Nguyen

    Christine Nguyen

    International Services Specialist
    University of Color Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

    Faculty Bio

  • Don Stansberry, Ph.D.

    Don Stansberry, Ph.D.

    Dean of Students & Associate Vice President for Student Engagement
    Old Dominion University

    Faculty Bio

  • Cecilia (CC) Suarez, Ph.D

    Cecilia (CC) Suarez, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor of Leadership and Intercultural Communication
    University of Florida

    Faculty Bio

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