UH Launches New Center for Applied Leadership

Cougar head football coach Kevin Sumlin keynote speaker

The new Center for Applied Leadership opens April 18 at the University of Houston with its first its first one-day leadership seminar at the Hilton UH Hotel.

Eighty high school juniors and seniors and their teachers from 12 area schools will be participating in this innovative partnership between ROTC and four UH colleges.

The center plans to offer up to 10 free one-day seminars annually as a community service to the Houston metro area. The initiative is sponsored by the Houston Corps of Cadets, along with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Bauer College of Business, the College of Technology and the College of Education.

"We have received an overwhelming response to this program, which is no surprise considering the urgent need in our country for leadership training and education," said Col. Phil Bossert, the commander of Air Force ROTC at UH and the co-founder of the center.

These leadership seminars will cover the "nuts and bolts" of leadership, the importance of core values, integrity and professionalism, how leaders should take care of their people, planning and implementation, followership, lifetime leadership learning and other topics, Bossert said.

The highlight of this first seminar will be a luncheon keynote address by new Cougar head football coach Kevin Sumlin. The luncheon is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. at the UH Hilton Hotel. Sumlin's remarks will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The next seminar is planned for Sept. 26. For more information visit the Houston Corps of Cadets Web site at: www.class.uh.edu/rotc/corpsofcadets.

WHAT: Leadership Seminar Luncheon Keynote address by Kevin Sumlin, Cougar head football coach
WHEN: 12:30 - 1 p.m., Friday, April 18
WHERE: UH Hilton Shamrock Room
WHO: UH Center for Applied Leadership
3855 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004