Leadership Academy

We are also thrilled to announce our second annual Leadership Academy at the NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education, held in Anaheim, CA on June 22-25, 2024.

This experience will convene leadership teams from each of our newly selected Cohort Five institutions and focus on the role of leaders in advancing a national narrative on first-generation student success while offering critical training and professional development. Teams will have the opportunity to meet with Expert Guides, network with peer institutions, and finalize continuous improvement priorities for the coming year. This year we are providing funding to cover four nights’ hotel stay for your president or chancellor and FIVE additional attendees from your First Scholars Leadership Team. We will be working with your institutional primary contacts to identify who will represent your institution and ask that you make your own attendance, along with cabinet-level leaders, a priority.

Anticipate further details from the First Scholars team and your expert guide to support your team through the upcoming steps in this process.


JUNE 22 - 25, 2024

Friday, June, 21, 2024

Attendees arrive

Conference & Leadership Academy check-in from 3-5 pm PT (2nd Floor of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel

Saturday, June, 22, 2024

Full-day Leadership Academy sessions (4th Floor of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel; see link to schedule, below)

Sunday, June, 23, 2024 

Half-day Leadership Academy and Senior Leader sessions (4th Floor of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel; see link to schedule, below)

First Scholars Network Lounge Open

Student Success Conference: June 23 - June 25, 2024

First Scholars Network Lounge Available

Sunday, 6/23, 1 - 6 pm PT
Monday, 6/24, 8 am - 6 pm PT
Tuesday, 6/25, 10 am - 12 pm PT



Contact Us

Thank you for your time and continued commitment to first-generation student success. Please contact [email protected] should you have any questions.