Office of the Provost

Lead UTD


Lead UTD is a program that combines administrative training and academic leadership development for current and prospective faculty leaders. Topics cover a range of operational and leadership issues that deans, associate or assistant deans, department/program heads or associate program heads might face as they navigate UT Dallas’ administrative requirements.

Why / Goals

  • Better prepare academic leaders for success in their roles by providing clearer information on the external and internal governance systems within which they must operate.
  • Enhance leadership culture on campus: increase in networking, communication, and transparency.
  • Be responsive to emerging national trends and UT System and State of Texas priorities for higher education.
  • Supplement internal and external opportunities for professional development.
  • Identify, develop, and cultivate potential UT Dallas academic leadership.


When / How / What Topics

  • Typically 24 total hours over the academic year
  • Interactive
  • Hybrid program of administrative training (AT) and leadership development (LD), includes internal and external guest speakers
  • 2022-2023 Lead UTD Curriculum

Contact Information

Please share information on what you would find helpful to be included for future programs. What do you want this program to look like at your university?

Serenity Rose King, PhD
Associate Vice President for Institutional Success and Decision Support
THECB Liaison
TCCAO President (AY2022-23)

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Nomination Procedures for Future Cohorts

Future cohorts will be nominated by their supervisors, with the exception of first-time deans, associate deans, and program heads, all of whom will be included by nature of their position. Individuals can also ask their deans to participate. Nominations of peers from individuals who complete Lead UTD are also considered.