Leadership Development

Interim Program Coordinator
Marty Ringle (NWACC)

Interim Associate Coordinator
Dan Terrio (Whitman College)

Committee Chair
Borre Ulrichsen (Gonzaga University)


  • Leadership Development Cohort Program. A cohort training program for emerging leaders at NWACC member institutions. The program is designed to build core IT leadership skills, address practical technology leadership issues in higher education, and build relationships within the cohort. Each cohort consists of approximately fifteen individuals who are selected for the program based on a letter of nomination from their institution’s CIO, their work history, and a statement of their career goals, leadership aspirations, and desired outcomes from the program. Participants commit to attend camps at three different NWACC member institutions during a 12-month period. Each camp is approximately four days long.
  • New CIO Mentorship. When a new member representative to the NWACC Council is also new to the role of CIO NWACC will, upon request, provide an experienced CIO to serve as a mentor.
  • CIO Council Professional Development. From time to time, NWACC hosts a week-long professional development retreat to enable CIO Council Members to improve their leadership skills through coaching and collaborative reflection.


No leadership events are currently planned for 2023.

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