Nomination Process

The 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 and will incorporate 21 emerging leaders from Sam Houston State University and the community. Applicants must have at least one (1) year of experience and be nominated by supervision through proper chain of command.

To be considered for the Leadership Academy, the nominator must submit a one page recommendation letter describing how the nominee demonstrates emerging leader qualities and/or exhibits other compelling attributes which substantiate nomination as a Leadership Academy candidate. In addition, nominees must submit a one page letter describing why they would like to participate in the Leadership Academy, personal strengths and weaknesses, and areas in need of development or improvement.

Nominations must be routed/approved through each division’s respective chain of command.