The Mosaic Leadership Academy is designed to create community and leverage campus resources to foster the knowledge, skills and networks of staff and faculty who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). The overall goal of this academy is to support the promotion and retention of diverse members of UWM’s community by identifying pathways to administrative and academic leadership positions.  

This goal directly aligns with and furthers UWM’s pledge as the first four-year public institution to sign on to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Region of Choice to significantly increase the diverse representation of talented, qualified employees and leaders at UWM.

Interested candidates undergo an application and review process. Given the limited number of slots, the application process is competitive. Academy fellows are paired with a campus leader who serves as their mentor. The leadership development program consists of a series of workshops, peer networking, mentor-led coaching and shadowing. In addition, the academy connects participants with campus-level professional development opportunities aligned with individual interests. Applications are solicited in the spring semester.