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:
- Offering a series of Systemwide ongoing leadership development and skill-building programs for academic and administrative leaders
- Developing and coordinating customized leadership development training
- Meeting specific needs of our academic institutions and academic health centers
- Providing internal and external facilitation, advice, and counsel resources
- Maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit that promotes innovation, creativity and change
- Assisting in the development of customized strategic plans and other strategic needs
- Creating a common language for leadership that results in smoother leadership transitions and greater focus on succession planning and retention
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.