Strengthening and Developing Leaders

The University of Texas System Leadership Institute was established in June 2008 in response to a request from the Faculty Advisory Council, a 2004 study of UT System academic campuses by the Washington Advisory Group, and from critical issues consultations conducted in 2006 during the UT System Board of Regents’ strategic planning process.

Our mission is to develop leaders who promote the value of leadership, model positive leadership behaviors, and seek leadership roles, propelling the University of Texas System as a model for institutional leadership excellence.

The Leadership Institute serves all 15 UT System institutions by:

The Leadership Institute is led by Director Susan Franzen and reports to the Office of Academic Affairs. The Institute is governed by a 22-member Advisory Group representing each UT institution, the Faculty Advisory Council and various System offices including Academic Affairs, Health Affairs, Business Affairs, General Counsel and Human Resources.



Book Club Series

January - April

True North - by Bill George. (Synopsis) Led by Dr. Neal Armstrong - New series will be offered in the future. Additional information.

May - August
Fired Up or Burned Out by Michael Lee Stallard - Led by Ms. Janis Apted - download audio recorded session. .

September 20, 2011

Better:A Surgeon's Notes on Performance - by Dr. Atul Gwande - Led by Dr. Lily Garcia. Download audio recorded session.

webinars presented

Dec. 15
Effective Delegation Skills: Time to focus on your most important priorities

Download audio recorded session or view powerpoint presentation.

Nov. 4
Living in a Last Minute World: Your Guide To Breaking the Crisis Management Cycle

Download audio recorded session or view Powerpoint presentation .

Oct. 13
Succession Planning in Higher Ed

An expert in succession planning helps you learn to create a generational pipeline of effective leadership by identifying and cultivating talent to ensure leadership continuity. Brought to you by The University of New Mexico and the UT System.