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Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit

Yale President Salovey lecturing in an SOM classroom

Located in the new Edward P. Evans Hall on the Yale University campus, the Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit brings together university presidents and board chairs, along with other top leadership, to discuss the higher education environment and key strategies to shape the future of colleges and universities in the U.S.

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit Features

Yale President Peter Salovey at the SOM Higher Education Leadership Summit in a Yale SOM Classroom
  • Easy access to Yale University.
     
  • Intimate setting with top peer leaders.
     
  • Interactive, problem-solving format.
     
  • Frank discussion of real-time crises, along with long-term trends and strategies.
     
  • Legend in Leadership award recipients have included: President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); President Larry Bacow of Harvard University; President Andrew Hamilton of New York University; Ruth J. Simmons, 8th President, Prairie View A&M University; 18th President, Brown University; 9th President, Smith College; Johnnetta B. Cole, 7th president of Spelman College; and Donna E. Shalala, former President, University of Miami. 
     
  • Summit participants have included President Peter Salovey of Yale University; former President of Duke University and Wellesley College and current Fellow of the Harvard Corporation Nan Keohane; former President of the University of Miami, Donna Shalala; University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel; Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon; Haverford College President Kimberly Benston; Colby College Chairman of the Board Robert E. Diamond; University of Wisconsin System President Emeritus Kevin Reilly; MIT Corporation chair Robert Millard; and University of Virginia Vice Rector Frank M. (Rusty) Conner III.

Upcoming Leadership Summit

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
New Haven, CT | January 2023

Recent Leadership Summit

View summaries from recent programs:

2022

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
Covid’s Educational Legacy: What Became Endemic after the Pandemic
VIRTUAL| January 26, 2022

2021

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
The COVID Crisis on Campuses: College Mission, Culture & Campus Life 
VIRTUAL| January 26, 2021

2020

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
Learning across Lifestages:  Impact across Generations & Communities
New Haven  | January 29, 2020

2019

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
Commerce & College: The Business of Higher Education
New Haven  | January 29, 2019

2018

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
Higher Education’s Worldly Wisdom: Global Reach and What We Teach
New Haven  | January 30, 2018

2017

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
Winning Back Hearts & Minds: Leading Higher Education Beyond the Bubble
New Haven  | February 28, 2017

2016

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit
AGB – Yale Leadership Summit in Higher Education and America’s Future
New Haven |  January 14, 2016