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UNT is committed to developing leaders capable of catalyzing and sustaining change. The UNT Leadership Fellows program, founded in 2008, supports individual and organizational skill building. Competencies such as increased self-awareness, confidence, broader thinking, relationship building, and interdisciplinary collaborations are a few of the key outcomes of the year-long program. Fellows participate in a broad range of activities such as:  Leadership Fellows 2015-2016

  • Completion of projects assigned by senior administrators
  • Meetings with senior-level administrators
  • Participation in professional conferences
  • Campus tours
  • Executive coaching
  • Self reflection

Selection Process:
Current chairs, interim chairs, and other faculty members who show interest and demonstrate leadership potential are eligible to apply. Candidates must be nominated by their academic dean with the support of the home department chair. Selection will be based on record of scholarship, significant university service and/or strong leadership potential.  

UNT Leadership Fellows 


Year Member Rank and Department


Regina Branton



Professor, Political Science




P. Daniel Chen

Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education

Danielle Cooper

Associate Professor, Management

Yan Huang

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Susan Smith


Andrey Voevodin

Chair, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Karen Weiller-Abels

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation

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