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Designed to enhance the strength of UHD's leadership and shape tomorrow's leaders, the President's Leadership Academy provides current and aspiring leaders the opportunity to define their leadership styles, develop their management tools, increase their understanding of higher education administration operations, and expand their knowledge of the University of Houston-Downtown.

The Academy empowers UHD faculty and staff with a leadership foundation guided by the principles of engagement, innovation, inclusiveness, and impact.

Fellows receive facilitated leadership development experiences that emphasize the importance of personal leadership and the value of planning and executing a personal vision, mission, and transformational action plan.

Academy Co-Facilitators

​David A. Miller of Cornerstone Executives will serve as the lead facilitator. Mr. Miller is a Texas Tech graduate, former CEO of The MED Group, a national business services organization and former mayor of Lubbock. He is the founder of Spirit Ranch, a leadership and team development retreat center in Lubbock where over 30,000 guests and clients have been served, and was a member of the Lubbock National Bank Board of Directors for 34 years. Currently, he is a national motivational speaker and leadership coach.

Dr. Creshema Murray is an Associate Professor of Corporate Communication in the Department of Arts and Communication and is the Program and Field Experience Coordinator for the Communication Studies program at UHD. She teaches courses in leadership, organizational training and development and destructive organizational communication and instructs professional trainings in diversity and inclusion. 


Last updated 5/13/2021 6:25 PM