• Commitment to the Community College Leadership Career Path
    Demonstration of intended career path following completion of the doctorate, including the aspiration to become a leader in the community college arena.

  • Effective Communication
    Written and oral communication skills appropriate to senior leadership within an institution of higher education.

  • Effective Writing Skills
    Academic writing skills that meet the rigor of scholarly writing conventions.

  • Academic Potential
    Demonstrated ability to be successful in a rigorous and demanding academic environment.

  • Critical Thinking
    Demonstrated ability to think critically in professional situations, along with experience in managing complex situations that require creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving, negotiation, and sound decision making.

  • Potential for Leadership
    Evidence that demonstrates the student's ability and interest in developing the skills to become a senior educational leader.