The Program at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State to train young African leaders in a public management academic and leadership institute. After a competitive proposal process, TTU is one of just 38 U.S. colleges and universities chosen for the program. The grant positions Texas Tech to serve as a host institution for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. Faculty and staff from several areas, including the Office of International Affairs, the Department of Agricultural Education & Communications, and the Educational Psychology and Leadership program, are involved in the leadership institute. TTU is also partnering with various NGO’s, along with local leaders in the community, to provide the Fellows with unique and extensive volunteer activities and service projects. The Fellows will be introduced to U.S. models and best practices through a broad mix of leadership development and academic activities, such as classroom sessions, panel discussions, and site visits.