Texas Tech University

President's Leadership Institute

The President's Leadership Institute will provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to learn more about themselves, others they work with, and how they can work together to become better leaders, whether in current or aspirational positions. Texas Tech University possesses many solid leaders across campus, and this Institute is designed to assist in expanding those leadership characteristics and guiding others who are interested in developing stronger leadership skills.

The Institute will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to interactively learn more about leadership styles, management tools, and higher education administrative operations. All faculty and staff are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity and help Texas Tech University become an even greater institution of higher learning.

2016-2017 President's Leadership Institute Cohort


PLI 2017

Abidi, Noureddine,  Associate Professor  & Associate Director- Plant & Soil Sciences
Bernal, Jon Mark, Associate Managing Director - Student Union & Activities
Beruvides, Mario, Professor - Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering
Bohn, Stephanie, Assistant Director - Rawls College of Business
Cook, Amy, Managing Director- Office of Research Services
Dallas, Tim, Professor & Associate Dean - Electrical & Computer Engineering & Graduate School
Daniel, Kaley, Director of Communications & Marketing - University Libraries
Delony, John, Associate Academic Dean/Associate Dean for Student Life- School of Law 
Irlbeck, Erica, Associate Professor- Agricultural Education & Communications
Ledesma, Marty, Unit Assistant Director- Operations Services
Long, Chuck, Senior Administrator/Instructor- Free Market Institute
Martinez, Brenda, Senior Associate Registrar- Registrar
Martinez, Sandy, Senior Director- Administration & Finance
Pinkerton, Tonya, Assistant Managing Director- Accounting Services
Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra, Associate Professor & Assistant Dean of International Affairs - Communication Studies
Riccitelli, Kelly, Associate Professor of Practice- Animal & Food Sciences
Romo, Carrie, Associate Director- Office of the Vice President for Research
Saldana, Kymberli,  Senior Academic Analyst - Arts & Sciences
Sanchez, Juan Manuel, Associate Professor & PhD Program Director - Accounting
Serra, Michael, Associate Professor & Director of Experimental Pyschology Graduate Programs - Psychological Sciences 

Tentative dates for modules being offered:

  • Module 1
    Monday, October 24 |  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 2
    Monday, November 7th  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 3
    Monday, January 23rd  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 4
    Monday, February 20th  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 5
    Tuesday, March 21st  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Graduation Reception
    Monday, April 17th  |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

See the President's Leadership Institute Modules for a more detailed look at the classes being offered.

The Application Process

The applications for the 2017-2018 cohort will be accepted in Summer 2017. For more information, contact presidentsleadershipinstitute@ttu.edu or contact Suzanne Tapp, Executive Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, at suzanne.tapp@ttu.edu or Kerri Pike, Business Manager of the TLPDC, at kerri.pike@ttu.edu.

The application requirements include:

  1. Recommendations using the Department Head and AVP/Dean Recommendation Forms available in the application.
  2. Answers to the following questions in the application:
    • What specific skills/knowledge do you hope to gain from your participation in the President’s Leadership Institute?
    • Describe your last major professional growth, what caused it, and the impact it had for you and/or your department.
  3. Summarization of academic history, including degrees/certificates received, vocational training programs, professional institutes, etc.
  4. Description of current responsibilities
  5. A completed application form, which will be available for download in Summer 2017.

Office of the President