June 7th – 9th 2018 | Mesa, Arizona

The National Council on Student Development (NCSD) is pleased to announce the renaming of its Leadership Institute to the Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute.  “Having received my start of working with professional organizations in NCSD, I am humbled and honored by this. One of my greatest joys is investing in emerging leaders, so I am pleased that the NCSD leadership program will be renamed in recognition of my contributions to NCSD and to the community college sector.”

The Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute will be held June 7-9 2018 (Location – Mesa, Arizona).   The Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute is designed to nurture participants for career advancement in Student Development. Using the “Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future” as the foundation for the Institute, the Institute will provide an exciting opportunity for participants to share ideas, engage in critical discourse, and learn from each other while preparing to meet the challenges facing our profession.

A national review panel of student development leaders will select a maximum of 40 participants. Applicants will be required to respond to criteria designed to clarify readiness to assume increasingly responsible positions in student development. The primary goal of NCSD in conducting the Institute is to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions. Previous Institute participants have made career advances, and some are now Chief Student Development Officers themselves.Help us make the Leadership Institute a success by recommending prospective candidates who are among your brightest colleagues and/or colleagues you are mentoring and preparing for senior administrative positions in student services We promise a dynamic and beneficial learning centered experience for those selected to participate. 

NEW DEADLINE:  Submit your nominations by April 30, 2018 to
Although, there is a new deadline, once nominated, the new nominees will receive additional details.

All nominated candidates will receive an application packet from NCSD by April 3, 2018.

We look forward to hosting another fantastic Leadership Institute experience in 2018.

Nomination and Application Deadlines

APRIL 3, 2018

Nominees receive application
packet from NCSD

APRIL 30TH 2018

Nomination Deadline

APRIL 30, 2018

Application Deadline

MAY 1, 2018

Send Acceptance Letters

MAY 21, 2018

Payment Deadline
(Early Bird – April 30, 2018)

JUNE 7-9, 2018

Leadership Institute

Registration Fees







*Payment for Early Bird Registration must be received by April 30, 2018.
Regular Registration Payment is due no later than May 15, 2018.
Payments not received by May 15, 2018 deadline will result in an automatic cancellation of application and incur a processing fee of $100.00.

Candidate Application:

The Nomination Form and Candidate Applications will be available online soon.

Completed candidate application should include the following:

  • Completion of the application online. Candidate will receive an email containing the online application link.
    Current resume (maximum 3 pages) listing professional experience, education and involvement in community or professional activities. Submitted online with candidate application.
  • One letter of recommendation that attests to your leadership qualities and your potential to assume increasingly responsible positions. Submitted online with candidate application.
  • One page typed explanation about why you seek career advancement in student development. Indicate the position you hope to hold in three years. Describe why you will be an excellent leader in this position. Submit online with candidate application.

The institute attire is casual professional.


Preferred Hotels for Participants: Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Mesa Hilton Phoenix/Mesa


A diverse and distinguished group of chief student development officers will facilitate this intensive training program. Major responsibilities include charting the student development focus, direction, and priorities.

Amani McLean

Amani McLean

Program Director

Tyjaun Lee

Tyjaun Lee


David Jones

David Jones