High Potential Employee Leadership Academy

The High Potential Employee Leadership Academy is a 9-month experience that involves a series of monthly development sessions that address key leadership topics and specific focus groups. The members of the program will be selected utilizing a decentralized nomination process for a total of eighteen (18) members. Applicants must have at least one (1) year of experience and be nominated by supervision through proper chain of command.

SHSU Mission

Sam Houston State University provides high quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.

Leadership Academy Mission

To identify, select, and develop high performing employees in order to strengthen the fabric of the community by enhancing the leadership ability of our emerging leaders.


  • Strengthen the fabric of the university, community and surrounding area with an increased commitment to the professional development of faculty and staff employees
  • Develop a core of future leaders possessing relationships which extend beyond respective departments and organizations
  • Create the momentum of leadership development along with a reinvestment of experience, knowledge, and with a spirit of giving back to the community

Please click here to view the Leadership Presentation.


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