Doctorate in Community College Leadership
Empowering graduates to advance community colleges toward excellence
and community responsiveness through exemplary leadership.

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Apply now for the 2015 cohort.

Applications for the 2015 cohort are being accepted now. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted.  When the cohort is full, candidates will be placed on a waitlist pending an opening and admitted to the next year’s cohort.  

Email or call us at (231)591-2710 and let us know you will be applying! We are also happy to talk with you about your career aspirations and connect you with former students. 

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The Ferris doctor of education (Ed.D.) program was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st-century community colleges. Courses are taught by experienced college leaders, including current and recent community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans.  This program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success, regardless of the level from which completers will lead.

Topics include finance, technology, resource development, marketing, teaching and learning, policy, and leadership. A key feature of the program is that the dissertation may take any of four forms and will be integrated throughout the three-year program with a goal to have individuals complete the dissertation by the end of the three years of the program.

The Leadership Academy
By attending the Leadership Academy, aspiring leaders will become more effective in their current and future roles. This program is designed to create an awareness of YOUR personal leadership strengths, cultivate your skills to inspire others, and leverage your confidence and courage to move an organization forward.  Register HERE!

DCCL Webinar Information

Learn more in our webinar.
Find out more about our program by joining us at a webinar. Sign up by emailing your contact information to Available dates this fall are August 20, September 17, October 21, November 19, and December 4.  Click here for full details: DCCL Fall Webinars.  Times vary, so let us know what works for you!





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