Center for Leadership Excellence

Encouraging and supporting leadership development throughout the University System

Sponsorship Opportunities

This fall the USG Center for Leadership Excellence launches the fifth class of the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), the flagship University System-wide leadership program developed in 2009 to sustain leadership excellence. The participants are executive director-level faculty and staff identified by institution presidents as high- potential employees positioned to move into leadership roles. The ELI is highly visible within the University System and provides many opportunities to prominently display your organization’s brand. Identifying, developing, and supporting high-potential employees within the University System is a key to attracting and retaining the best talent the state, the nation, and the world have to offer. Get involved - support the growth of the USG executive leaders!

All sponsorship levels include:

  • Logo listed in the Scholar orientation package
  • Logo on signage at the host hotel
  • Logo included in the awards luncheon program
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint during learning forum breaks



Website Sponsorship

Your company will be featured on the Center for Leadership Excellence web page with a link to your company’s website.

President’s Panel (Two Opportunities)

At the ELI President’s Panel Dinner, presidents from several institutions discuss their experiences, leadership challenges and their rise to institutional presidency positions. This is one of our most popular activities and is highly valued by the scholars. Two staff members from the sponsoring organization are invited to join the ELI team for dinner.

GOLD LEVEL - $7,500

Orientation Luncheon

You and a colleague will mingle with the current and future leaders of the University System at the kickoff luncheon. Get to know the ELI scholars, their managers, senior executives, institution presidents, and the Chancellor.

Awards Luncheon

Celebrate and recognize scholar’s achievements with the ELI scholars, their managers, senior executives, institution presidents and the Chancellor. You and a colleague will mingle with the current and future leaders of the University System at the awards luncheon. In 2013, nearly 200 executive level leaders from across the University System attended this celebration.


Board of Regents Executive Forum

The ELI Scholars will present an overview of their Strategic Innovation Projects to the program faculty, their program classmates and executives from the Board of Regents Office. After the project presentations, the group will talk about their ideas for how to continually build a culture of innovation in higher education.

Program Books

Teaching and learning requires books. ELI facilitators would like to identify several books that enhance the ELI experience, and allow scholars their choice of two. Corporate sponsorship of the books would include a sticker, business card or other marketing material with your company’s name inserted into the book prior to distribution.

Sponsor Today!

Contact Dr. Tina Woodard at the System Office (404) 962-3237 or