[PAST EVENT] Higher Ed Salon: Dr. Jorge Burmicky

November 16, 2021
6pm - 7:15pm
School of Education
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Dr. Jorge Burmicky, Howard University

Join us during W&M Education Week for our Higher Ed Salon featuring Dr. Jorge Burmicky from Howard University:

Rethinking Leadership by Design: A Capacity-Building Model for Developing Leaders at Broadly Accessible Institutions

Higher education is facing a leadership crisis. Institutions have become more vulnerable to budget cuts, enrollment fluctuations, and volatile legislation, and new challenges have made senior leadership positions increasingly more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater demand for leadership competencies and capacity-building models for institutions to respond to major global crises. However, in this new landscape, colleges and universities ought to ask themselves a critical question – who will lead?

Informed by two research projects that involved community college presidents and Latinx college presidents serving mostly minority serving institutions (MSIs), this presentation discusses a proposed capacity-building model for institutions to better promote leadership competency development among their current and emerging leaders. This capacity-building model focuses on broadly accessible institutions, which are colleges and universities that admit a high number of racially minoritized, first-generation, low-income, and non-traditional age students.

The lecture will be in-person at the School of Education, and will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Please register below and indicate that you will be attending virtually to receive the link to the webinar session. 


Jorge Burmicky, Ph.D. (he/him/él) is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University in Washington D.C. One of his research lines examines the leadership pipeline in higher education, with an emphasis on racially minoritized leaders at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), community colleges, and regional universities. Another line of research explores policies and practices that support the educational outcomes of men of color, specifically the impact of men of color programs and initiatives on student success.

Dr. Burmicky received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Prior to joining the faculty at HU, he was as an Assistant Director of Research at UT Austin’s Project MALES, a mentoring and research initiative committed to advancing equitable educational outcomes for men of color. Dr. Burmicky worked as a higher education and student affairs practitioner for 12 years in the areas of admissions, residence life and housing, student activities, and diversity and community engagement. His research can be found in print or forthcoming in the Community College Review, Journal of College Student Development, Professional School Counseling, Journal of Applied Research in Community Colleges, Journal of Education Human Resources, and the Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education.


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