"Public Service is a noble calling and we need men and women of character to believe they can make a difference in their communities, in their states and in their country." - George Bush

The program's mission is to support the faculty and students in educating principled leaders for careers in public service and international affairs, integrating leader development within the Bush School experience, conducting leadership research and outreach activities, and producing leadership publications.

Leadership Defined:

  • The dean and faculty have defined both leadership and leader development for the Bush School: Leadership is the art of influencing people, organizations, and institutions to accomplish missions that serve the public interest.
  • Leader development is the art of educating people in the theory and practice of leadership in the context of public service.

Timeline of leadership program activities

Holly Kasperbauer, Assistant Director
(979) 862-8837