Application Process

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If you are interested in applying for the Washington State Leadership Academy (WELA), we suggest you begin by talking with the top administrators and human resource director/VP at your college. Ask these people about their perception of your readiness and ability to garner institutional support. If the answers are encouraging, talk with your president.

You may also wish to talk with some of WELA's current or past participants, who are listed under "WELA participants".

Academy candidates will need to submit the following items, described more fully on their respective web pages (see links below):

2018-2019 Program Application Deadlines

For the 2018-2019 program, all application materials must be received by April 20, 2018. Materials should be submitted in electronic form. A signed copy of the president's letter should follow electronic submission. All applicants will be notified by the end of May. For more information about the program contact Cindy Hough (360-866-0069 or

Application materials should be sent electronically to Cindy Hough at