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


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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 Direcotr 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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