Leadership is the art of communication and the influence you are capable of spreading. The Posey Leadership Institute focuses on developing the next generation of leaders in their respective areas of study by providing countless opportunities to learn and do leadership in the classroom and beyond.
Did you Know?
Austin College’s President Emeritus, Oscar C. Page, established the institute in 1994 to present a modern model of leadership to students that embraced service to others, and a global perspective of influence and personal responsibility.
In 2002, The Poseys found the goals of the Leadership Institute in keeping with their own goals of service and mentoring. The program now bears their name in honor of their generous investment in the program and their example of leadership.
Students are prepared for life after Austin College by having experiences that provide them the opportunity to reflect on their personal leadership styles.
Video Above: The Posey Leadership Institute is offering a minor through Austin College to help inspire and train future leaders.
In this video, Dr. Tedd Mitchell and Dr. Sheila Pineres explain the benefits and requirements of the Posey Leadership minor.
Video at Right: Posey Leadership Guest Speaker, Reginald Hatter discusses his outreach for underprivileged students through Workshop Houston, a free after-school program designed to deliver creative, technical, and educational programs for youth in the Third Ward-area and beyond.
- CityLab in January Term
- Suits Out: Students serve as panelists on the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award committee to honor Dallas-based companies’ commitment to ethical business practices.
- Ready or Not: Graduating seniors create their own unique senior projects and see it from start to finish.
- Leadership Studies Minor Checklist
- See the Leadership Studies Courses
- See the Austin College Bulletin
- Sally Posey Leadership Fellows Application
- $3000 per year
- Madilyn McVay ’18 – Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica
- Ganesh Maniam ’17 – Going Green in Europe
- Karisma Sheth ’17 – Mental Health: East vs. West
Posey Leadership Institute Faculty
Dr. Martinella Dryburgh, Assistant Professor of Leadership; Director of the Posey Leadership Institute
Fun Fact: In 2001, I won a car in the Dallas Opera car raffle. I paid $100 for one ticket and won a Mercedes CLK 320 sedan.
Dr. Tom Thompson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership
Fun Fact: At age 61, I became the oldest college football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game. My AC jersey was put on display at the College Football Hall of Fame.
Faculty Advisory Committee
Hank Gorman, Psychology
James Hebda, Biochemistry
Jennifer Johnson-Cooper, Chinese
John Williams, Chaplain
Michael Deen, SEED Office
After Austin College
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