Professor Mariselle Meléndez chosen as President’s Executive Leadership Program Fellow



Professor Mariselle Meléndez was selected by University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen to be part of the President’s Executive Leadership Program (PELP) Fellows (2019).

PELP is a unique professional development program designed to broaden participants’ understanding of higher education issues and to strengthen their leadership skills related to overseeing a public institution at the university or system level.

It is an extremely competitive program, for which participants are selected on the basis of their outstanding professional trajectories, leadership skills and potential to engage with the issues impacting higher education at the state and national level.

Meléndez was the only humanist chosen for this program. In her role as PELP Fellow, she will have opportunities to travel to Springfield, Chicago, and Washington, where she will network with private and public officials, including representatives of federal granting agencies.

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