Dr. Jacqueline Hawkins, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences, has been named a Center Fellow at the Center for Houston’s Future. The Center for Houston’s Future refers to itself as the region’s “think tank” whose mission is to solve the region’s toughest problems by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies.
“This fellowship allows for a direct connection to the community, and creates an invaluable medium towards making a positive impact in our region,” stated Dr. Hawkins.
Dr. Hawkins’ work as a Center Fellow will be associated with evaluation and impact by studying the Center’s programs including Community Indicators, Leadership, Scenarios 2040, My Degree Counts, and other Center for Houston’s Future initiatives. She will work with the Center staff to develop effective methodologies for evaluating and reporting on the impact of the Center’s programs, and may participate in or lead workshops on using data. Dr. Hawkins will also speak on behalf of the Center 2-3 times through 2015, and represent the Center during any media inquiries on her work.
On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, Dr. Hawkins started leadership training at the Center for Houston’s Future Spring Business/ Civic Leadership Forum that will allow her to also become a Leadership Forum Fellow in April.
The Center for Houston’s Future works to create a lasting impact in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, public safety, natural and built environment, economy, diversity and civic vitality. The Center does this by capitalizing on leadership, research and solutions in the creation of various programs and agendas.