C O N F E R E N C E G O A L S
Leadership is a highly complex form of human behavior that requires the integration of character,
knowledge and experience. Because the Center for Ethical Leadership aims to contribute to the
development of future leaders, not just to the science of leadership, we need to bring educators
and students into association with leaders from many settings and countries who can share their
experiences and insights. The Student Leadership Conference is a critical part of the Center’s
educational mission to develop leaders for tomorrow's global challenges.
The purpose of the conference is to develop the leadership
potential of current students in higher education.
The conference goals to fulﬁll this purpose are:
1. To inspire young men and women to seek or accept leadership responsibilities
as part of their contribution to society.
2. To increase awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges.
3. To develop a network of students to support future collaboration among
these emerging leaders.
During this conference students will develop their leadership abilities through opportunities to see and hear inspirational
leaders discuss approaches to leadership, and from the examples of other younger individuals leading students in small-group
sessions. They also will learn from the opportunity and responsibility of being a part of working groups and from the opportu-
nity to meet and exchange ideas with other young leaders from other schools and countries. This conference will provide all of
these developmental experiences. Students will be better prepared to take on leadership roles and learn from their experiences
as leaders and followers when they return to their schools and communities following the conference. Eventually they will
assume signiﬁcant leadership responsibilities in their own society as well as internationally.
A B O U T T H E C E N T E R
Welcome! Contemporary studies of leadership suggest strongly that our nation needs ethical and imagi-
Congratulations native leaders at every level. The future of our society depends on leaders who are capable of
on being selected providing strong leadership, who understand that leadership means service, and who believe
to attend the that their very citizenship carries the obligation to lead when circumstances require. The study
2006 Student of ethical leadership is a critical component of a public aﬀairs education, and it must be incor-
porated into a student’s experience along with the traditional emphasis on policy analysis and
formulation. Through the creation of a Center for Ethical Leadership in the LBJ School of
Public Aﬀairs, the school consciously has decided to promote the development of leadership potential among our students
and other constituents. The Center for Ethical Leadership helps to prepare LBJ School graduates for leadership positions in
the public, private, and nonproﬁt sectors and for the ethical challenges they will encounter throughout their careers.
Howard Prince is the Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership. Previously he
served as founding dean and Professor of Leadership Studies in the University of Richmond’s
Jepson School of Leadership Studies, where he was responsible for the development of the ﬁrst
undergraduate leadership degree program in the world. He also held the George and Virgin-
ia Modlin endowed chair in leadership studies. From 1978 to 1990 Dr. Prince was Professor and Head of the
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. While
at West Point, he developed both graduate and undergraduate leadership programs and was instrumental in
reshaping leader development throughout the U.S. Army. An honor graduate of West Point, Dr. Prince also holds
a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University; studied at the University of Bonn in
Germany as an Olmsted Scholar; and earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is
also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 1996 the
Association of Leadership Educators honored Dr. Prince with its Distinguished Leadership Service Award. By vote
of students he received the Texas Excellence Teaching Award in the LBJ School for 2002. He is a 2006 recipient of
West Point’s highest award presented to its alumni, the Distinguished Graduate Award.
Geoffrey R. Tumlin is the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership. Geoffrey
has a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Texas
at Austin. His areas of expertise are leadership studies and interpersonal communication and
he has taught various college courses in leadership, communication, management, and interper-
sonal interaction. He is currently teaching an undergraduate course at the University of Texas
entitled “Fundamentals of Ethical Leadership.” Geoffrey served as a consultant for numerous
organizations, including Shell Oil, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Riata Luxury Apartment Homes, Reagan National Advertising,
Hibernia National Bank, Blue Star Management, Highland Park Independent School District, and the Elgin, Illinois
Police Department. Geoffrey also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Upon
graduation from West Point, Geoffrey was commissioned as an infantry officer in the army and spent the majority of his
military service in various positions within the renowned 25th Light Infantry Division in Hawaii.
S P E A K E R S
General Richard Myers, USAF, Retired
In his term as the fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Myers led the United States military through four
years of tumultuous change on the international and domestic stage. From America’s engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan to
the military’s heroic role following Hurricane Katrina, Myers was the principal military advisor to the President, the Defense
Secretary, and the National Security Council in his role as Joint Chiefs Chairman. A native of Kansas, Myers is a 1965 graduate
of Kansas State University and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. Entering the Air Force following his
graduation from Kansas State, Myers' military education included the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; the U.S.
Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F.
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Myers served the U.S. Air Force throughout the world in many capacities. He was a fighter
pilot during the Vietnam War and his career includes operational command and leadership positions in a variety of Air Force and Joint assignments.
General Myers is a command pilot with more than 4,100 flying hours. In November 2005, President Bush awarded General Myers the Presidential
Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Jean Bethke Elshtain is a political philosopher who has endeavored to show the connections between our political and our ethical
convictions. She received her Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University in 1973 and then joined the faculty of the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1988, she became the first woman to hold an endowed professorship in the history of Vanderbilt
University. She was appointed to her current position as Professor at the University of Chicago in 1995 and has been a visiting
professor at Oberlin College, Yale University, and Harvard University. Professor Elshtain was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences in 1996. Her books include Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World; Public Man, Private Woman: Women in
Social and Political Thought; Meditations on Modern Political Thought: and Democracy on Trial. She has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
at Princeton, a Scholar in Residence for the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Conference and Study Center in Como, Italy, and a Guggenheim Fellow.
She is the recipient of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for excellence in classroom teaching--the highest award for undergraduate teaching at Vanderbilt.
She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and is on the Board of Trustees of the National
Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. She was recently appointed to the Board of the Illinois Humanities Council.
S P E A K E R S
Dominique Dawes got started in gymnastics at the age of 6. She burst into the international spotlight in the 1992 Olympics
in Barcelona, Spain. Dominique was the first African-American gymnast to ever qualify and compete in an Olympic Games. At
these Games she and her teammates captured a bronze medal. Since then Dominique has won more National Championship
medals than any other athlete, male or female, as well as four World Championship medals. One of Dominique’s greatest accom-
plishments came when she swept all four events and won the All Around title at the 1994 National Championships. At the 1996 Olympic Games
Dominique and the United States Gymnastics Team stole the hearts of Americans with their team gold medal. At those same Games, “Awesome
Dawesome” (as she is known by her coach and teammates) became the first African-American to win an individual gymnastics medal with her
bronze on the floor. For six years Dominique was the National spokesperson for the Girl Power campaign run by the Clinton administration. This
campaign was designed to motivate and educate young girls about their potential in society. Dominique has also appeared on Broadway in the hit
musical Grease, where she played the part of Patty Simcox. As a result of her determination and ability, Dominique has received several awards
including the 1995 Henry P. Iba Citizen Award, presented annually to two outstanding athletes who have demonstrated good citizenship, the winner
of the 1997 Essence Award, one of four nominees for the 1997/1998 Nickelodeon Kid Choice award, and more recently the recipient of the 2004
AAUW “Women of Distinction” award. Dominique is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
From Homeless to Harvard . . . Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big.
Her childhood was bitterly grim. There was never food in the house, everything was filthy, drugs were everywhere and the welfare
checks were spent before they arrived. By age 15, Liz’s mom had died and she was homeless – living on the streets of New York, riding
the subway all night, and eating from dumpsters. Liz finished high school in just two years while camping out in New York City parks
and subway stations. She went on to earn a scholarship from The New York Times and entered Harvard in 2000. Lifetime Television produced a movie about
Liz’s life story entitled From Homeless to Harvard, which premiered in April 2003. She is a recent recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s first ever Chutzpah Award.
Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas
Hugh C. Akin, Executive Director
Hibernia National Bank
The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation sponsors a program of endowed scholarships in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to allow
undergraduate students in political science, government, history and related teaching disciplines and graduate students in law and public service to
attend programs relevant to their fields of study. We are pleased to have many of the Sumners Scholars participate in this conference.
C O N F E R E N C E S C H E D U L E
T H U R S D AY, MARCH 2, 2006
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CLUB, UT CAMPUS
3:30 p.m. Opening activities
5:00 p.m. Dinner
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON AUDITORIUM
7:00 p.m. Speaker Session: General Richard Myers, “Leadership”
F R I D AY, MARCH 3, 2006
THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, UT CAMPUS
7:45 a.m. Transportation from hotel to conference center
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome from Dean James Steinberg and Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson
9:15 a.m Speaker Session: Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain, “Can War Be Just?”
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: "Discover Your Leadership Strengths"
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Elective Workshops
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Speaker Session: Ms. Dominique Dawes, “Success Is A Journey, Not A Destination”
5:00 p.m. Team meetings: Making Sense of Today's Experiences
6:00 p.m. Reception at LBJ Presidential Library
7:00 p.m. Transportation to conference hotel; open evening
S AT U R D AY, MARCH 4, 2006
THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, UT CAMPUS
9:00 a.m. Transportation from hotel to conference center
9:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Speaker Session: Dr. Howard Prince, “Ethical Leadership”
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Elective Workshops
2:00 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Team Meetings: Making Sense of Today's Experiences
3:30 p.m. Speaker Session: Ms. Liz Murray, “Homeless to Harvard”
5:00 p.m. Dinner at Stubb’s Barbeque
8:00 p.m. Transportation to conference hotel
S U N D AY, MARCH 5, 2006
THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, UT CAMPUS
8:30 a.m. Transportation from hotel to conference center
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Conference Wrap-up and Personal Leadership Development Planning
11:30 a.m. Concluding Remarks: Dr. Geoffrey Tumlin
12:00 p.m. Conference adjourns, return to hotel, check out, travel safely home
2 0 0 6 T E A M L E A D E R B I O G R A P H I E S
Salvador Apud is a Ph.D. candidate in the LBJ School at UT Austin. Travis County. Prior to that, she began development work at the
His dissertation focuses on the effects of culture on the implementa- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and worked in Washington, D.C.
tion of public management reform in Mexico. He has coauthored peer at the Embassy of Peru. Erica holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from
reviewed articles on “Cross Cultural Competence in International Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Business” in scholarly journals. He is also a senior consultant of
The Institute for Training in Intercultural Management, based in The Kiersten Ferguson is a doctoral student in Higher Educational
Netherlands, specializing in Intercultural Leadership, Management and Administration at the University of Texas. Kiersten has a M.Ed. in
Communication. Curriculum and Instruction from UT and a B.A. in Government/
International Relations and Cultural Anthropology from the University
Tracie N. Barrs is a Program Director in Outreach Initiatives with the of Notre Dame. Kiersten has taught in elementary schools and is cur-
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Tracie holds a Masters rently researching peer leadership and diversity in organizations.
degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a B.A.
in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Tracie has a Sarah Gomez is a graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
particular interest in Higher Education policy and Civil Rights issues. at the University of Texas at Austin. Her policy interests are in com-
Prior to joining the Coordinating Board staff, Tracie worked for Texas munity and economic development. Prior to attending the LBJ School
State Senator Rodney Ellis. she received a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford,
CT where she spent a semester abroad in India, South Africa, and Brazil.
Gary A. Beck is a doctoral student and assistant instructor in the Sarah plans to pursue a career in public service.
Department of Communication Studies at UT Austin. Gary has an
M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, Alexa Hampel is a graduate student in the Communication Studies
where he studied Interpersonal and Team-based Communication. He department at the University of Texas at Austin. Alexa studies
has taught college courses in public speaking, interviewing, and profes- Interpersonal Communication and will receive her MA degree this
sional communication skills. Gary received his B.A. in American History spring. She has instructed college students in the areas of persua-
from the University of Rhode Island while serving as a leader in the sion, communication and control in organizations, and communication
university’s Greek system. and thought. Prior to attending graduate school, Alexa was a clinical
research coordinator. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from
Ali Borchgrevink is a second-year student in the Community and Southwestern University in Texas.
Administrative Leadership track of UT’s Masters of Science of Social
Work program. Ali’s professional interests include nonprofit manage- Nicholas R. Lennon is a leadership advisor at the Texas Union Student
ment and social policy and has positions at Communities in Schools, Events Center at UT Austin. Nick has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
the Dell Foundation and the Texas State Capitol. Ali has a B.A. in Mass from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Psychology from
Communication, concentrating in advertising, and has academic and Hamilton College. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations
professional experience with graphic design and foreign languages. Development Programme, as a study abroad advisor for Georgetown
University, and as a teacher in Japan. Nick serves as the primary speaker
Emily C. Brown is a second-year Master’s Candidate at the LBJ School coordinator for the 2006 Student Leadership Conference, and in an
of Public Affairs. Emily has a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts advisory role to the Center for Ethical Leadership.
Institute of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering. She is
currently a teaching assistant at the LBJ School and facilitates weekly Talis Apud-Martinez is a consultant in Intercultural Management for
discussions on topics related to modern American political campaigns. ITIM America. She graduated from UT Austin in 2003 with a B.A. in
Prior to enrolling at the LBJ School, Emily ran her own business as a Sociology. She is the co-founder and is on the Board of Directors of two
technical consultant for non-profit organizations and small-to-medium- non-profit organizations, one in Mexico and one in the U.S., both working
sized businesses. to eradicate extreme global poverty. Talis is the Pan-American Duathlon
champion and a triathlon Olympic prospect for Mexico in 2008.
Lauren Anne Cove is the LeaderShape® Program Coordinator for
the Undergraduate Programs Office in the Red McCombs School of Oladimeji “Ladi” Mosadomi is a graduate student at the LBJ School
Business at UT Austin. She will be graduating with her Master’s Degree of Public Affairs. In May 2005, he received his Bachelor of Arts in
in Educational Administration from UT Austin this May. Prior to relo- Political Science from the University of Richmond with minors in his-
cating to Texas, Lauren served as a Community Development Assistant tory and leadership. His work experience includes conducting financial
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in conjunction with analysis for the Virginia Housing Development Authority in Richmond,
receiving dual bachelors degrees in English and Psychology. working in the Legislative office of Australian Democratic Senator
Andrew Bartlett, and assisting with the election of 2006 Virginia
Trampes C. Crow is a first-year graduate student at the LBJ School Governor Tim Kaine.
of Public Affairs. Prior to enrolling, he served in the US Army as a
Special Operations Officer and is a veteran of both the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Trampes also co-founded a registered charity, the
International Children’s Drive with his wife, Jennifer. Trampes is a 1996
Distinguished Military Graduate of Auburn University. The Crows have
two daughters: Haley, age 4, and Macy, age 3.
Erica Villarreal Ekwurzel is currently a first-year Master’s Degree
candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Erica also served as the
Fundraising Director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of