Rogers LEAD WT - About

About Rogers LEAD WT

The Rogers LEAD WT (Leadership Education And Development) Program was created to challenge high achieving students to further develop their leadership potential.  The first cohort of LEAD Scholars began the program in August of 2012, thanks to a generous grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation.

This program takes two years to complete, and includes three main areas: academic, student service, and real world application. 

  1. Academic:  Students will complete four 1-hour credit courses (one per long semester) to learn about leadership theory.  Eight hours of approved coursework will also be completed to earn the Leadership Certificate.  These courses vary depending on a student's major.
  2. Student Service:  Students will work as a team on a significant project to benefit the campus.
  3. Real World Application:  Students will complete an internship experience, and will participate in activities such as an etiquette dinner, networking events, and public speaking opportunities.

Rogers LEAD WT Scholars should expect to spend between 10-15 hours each month to complete the requirements of the program.  This time may increase while LEAD Scholars are completing their internship.


Rogers LEAD WT Mission

Rogers LEAD WT challenges students to develop their leadership potential through a focused and engaging study of leadership theory along with a meaningful internship and program activities, and provides opportunities for the practical application of these skills through service. 


Rogers LEAD WT Vision

After earning the Leadership Certificate from West Texas A&M University, Rogers LEAD Scholars will be confident in their ability to lead, prepared for exceptional employment opportunities, eager to serve in their communities, and determined to make a difference in others' lives.  And, as a result of their example, other WT students will desire opportunities to develop their own leadership potential.