President's Leadership Institute

Created by President Nellis, 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.

Dates for modules being offered:

  • Module 1
    Tuesday, October 21st  |  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 2
    Wednesday, November 12th  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 3
    Tuesday, January 20th  |  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Module 4
    Wednesday, February 18th  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Module 5
    Wednesday, March 25th  |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Graduation Reception
    Thursday, April 16th  |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

The Application Process

Individuals interested in the President's Leadership Institute should submit the completed application by September 19, 2014, to

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 you can download and fill out:

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