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Celebrate the Latest Cohort of NIXLA Fellows

Please join us in celebrating the 80 amazing leaders who completed the 2019 National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy (NIXLA) – our five-week online Strategic Diversity Leadership development and institutional transformation program.

We celebrate the commitment, sacrifice, and vision of these leaders, who spent a majority of their summer leveling up, and developing powerful institutional strategies for their campuses. Each one completed all NIXLA meetings, extensive readings, “burning question” dialogue sessions, case studies, video modules, team projects, and related coursework.

The 2019 NIXLA would not have been possible without the generous leadership and service of our faculty and distinguished guest speakers.  No words exist to express our incredible thanks for their support, humility, connection and service to the field of Strategic Diversity Leadership and the Inclusive Excellence Movement.

If you know a fellow, faculty or distinguished guest speaker on this list, please express (perhaps via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn) your support for them using the social media tags #NIXLA #InclusiveExcellence and  #StrategicDiversityLeadership.

I am @DAWphd and as always, my work is “In Service!”

Damon A. Williams, PhD
Chief Catalyst
National Inclusive Excellence Leadership AcademyTM


Yes, the Academy experience is not for everyone, but it might be for you. And if you know someone who might benefit, we hope you’ll share this program and encourage their application.