About the Visiting Fellows Program

For more than 45 years, the Visiting Fellows Program (VFP) offered through the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students, faculty members and the local community. The program exposes students to outstanding individuals in professional fields to discuss and contemplate the sometimes irregular paths Fellows took before achieving eminence in their chosen vocations. Through a weeklong residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds. The CIC Visiting Fellows program is on hiatus for the 2022–2023 academic year.

The Visiting Fellows Program Sponsors

Virginia Cornyn ’62, Nancy Cheski ‘65, and Linda Alvarado

Past Speakers

spring 2022 - theresa brown

Spring 2021 - Callie Crossley

Fall 2020 - Eleanor Clift

Fall 2019 - Fania Davis