Branch Campus Leadership Institute V

What is BCLI?

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the Branch Campus Leadership Institute helps attendees gain the leadership knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on higher education.

The Leadership program provided through the Branch Campus Leadership Institute is a seven month program conducted via Zoom that culminates with a Capstone presentation given at the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) annual conference.  The capstone project brings to bear the analytic abilities, professional understanding, and contextual knowledge accrued and sharpened throughout the program and closely mirrors the challenges found in modern-day higher education.

Program Highlights: BCLI V will kick off in August with a brief Orientation.  Regular sessions will follow once a month for seven consecutive months from September 2022 through March 2023 from 12:30p.m. - 5p.m. ET.  The program will conclude with presentations of their Capstone Case Study in April 2023. Each attendee with be assigned a mentor to help guide them through the process and aid them in selecting an appropriate topic for their Capstone Case Study. 

Class V (2022-2023) of the Branch Campus Leadership Institute is scheduled from August 2022 through April 2023.  Email your completed application to

Application and payment deadline is August 1, 2022.  Click HERE for application!

Program Expense

Branch Campus Leadership Institute Cost:

         $1150.00 (NABCA Members)  

         $1450.00 (Non-Members)

Participants will be required to present their Capstone Project as part the 2023 Annual Conference tentatively schedule for Ft. Lauderdale in April 2023. Conference registration for and travel to the conference is not included with program fee and is the responsibility of each participant.



Bonita Jacobs, PhD - President, University of North Georgia

Brooke Bowen, JD - Senior Legal Counsel, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Susan Elkins, Ed.D. - Chancellor, Palmetto College, SC

Cyndee Perdue Moore, Ed.D. Executive Director, University of North Georgia's Oconee Campus

Mike Krause, MPP - Senior Advisor for Government Affairs and Economic Development

Russ Deaton, PhD - Executive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy, Tennessee Board of Regents

Drew Pearl, PhD - Director of Community Engagement Research and Publications, The University of Alabama

Class Session Topics





Institutional Populations, Structures, and Culture

Institutional Overview from the Presidential Prospective - Discussion on Issues of Establishing a Positive University Culture, Consolidation, Multi-Campus Operations – No One Left Out vs. One Campus Decides, Making A Difference, When the Interest of Students, Faculty, and Staff Collide, Understanding the Student Population, Balancing Academics and Administration, Higher Education as a Social Versus Individual Good, and the Ever Changing World of Higher Education.   


Ethical and Legal Issues

Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008,  Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


Strategic Enrollment Management and Admissions Policies

How to Build a Class, Application to Graduation – Retention Issues, Completion Rates, Access, Types of Institutions (Highly Selective, Selective, Open Access), Outreach and Community Engagement, Special Considerations in Admissions


Leader Conversations and Capstone Case Study

Part 1: How and why to have the hard conversation, setting clear expectations and accountability. Part 2: Case Study issues, selecting a topic, research, presentation, Access Journal, mentor assignment.


Government and Community Politics and Policy

Government and Community Relations, Taking Sides, Legislative Visits, Hosting Community Events, University System Office, Understanding the Impact of Your Words and Actions   


Higher Education Finance

State and Federal Funding, Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance Program, GI Bill, Pell Grants, Fund Raising and Major Projects


Community Engagement and Service Learning

Becoming a Good Community Partner, Student Engagement, Beneficial Civic Engagement, Community Advisory Committees