Leadership Academy

 Building a Culture of Leadership


The El Paso Community College Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019, a one-year program that will begin in January 2019. In conjunction with honoring EPCC’s 50th Anniversary, we will be celebrating our 15th year in offering this unique professional development opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

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The goal of the Class of 2019 Academy is to provide participants with leadership skills and a greater understanding of College operations, services, programs, and activities that will enhance their service to EPCC and to the community. The Leadership Academy includes monthly training modules and a two-day retreat. Participants engage in creative endeavors; develop innovative projects in service to EPCC; participate in networking events with EPCC, local, and state leaders; collaborate in teambuilding exercises; and develop an Individual Leadership Action Plan that includes personal and professional growth activities.

I invite you to take this opportunity to invest in your future, your department, your College, and the students we serve. Those currently in leadership roles and those seeking to enrich their understanding of the College are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit your completed application, and request that your supervisor/director submit the Supervisor’s Statement of Support. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., October 24, 2018.

I strongly support and congratulate the Leadership Academy Committee for their dedication in structuring the Academy in support of EPCC succession planning and for their continued commitment to this effort.

William Serrata, Ph.D.

 Dissertation by Dr. William Serrata

Successful Hispanic Male First-Time-In-College Students (PDF):

Experiences That Facilitate Fall First-Term Student Persistence.

William Serrata

December 2009

 Community College Leadership

Doctoral Dissertation

Community College Leadership Preparation (PDF):

Needs, Perceptions, and Recommendations

Community College Review, 2002

Linda Brown, Ph.D., Mario Martinez, Ph.D., David Daniel, Ph.D.

Summary: Results of a national survey of community college instructional leaders identify the top 10 skills, from a list of 48 skills, necessary for effective college leadership. What skills should hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions? What skills do instructional leaders recommend for inclusion in doctoral leadership programs? How can community colleges prepare their own staff for leadership responsibilities? Communication skills are identified as 5 of the top 10 skills needed in providing effective community college leadership.

 Cornerstones of Effective Practice

A Case Study

EPCC Leadership Development Academy

Doctoral Student Dissertation

Phillip Wayne Neal

The University of Texas at Austin

May 2008


Click here to view case study (PDF)

 Apply To Participate In The Class Of 2019

Celebrating 15 years of Excellence

Application Deadline - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Click here for PDF fillable application