Arkansas State University Among 3 Collaborating on Delta Leadership Institute

Arkansas State University will partner with the University of Mississippi and the University of Louisiana at Monroe to run the Delta Leadership Institute, a comprehensive regional leadership program from the Delta Regional Authority that focuses on issues affecting the Delta region.

The University of Mississippi's McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will be the administrative lead for the collaboration and will partner with ASU's Delta Center for Economic Development and ULM for program delivery, according to a news release.

The mission of the Delta Leadership Institute will be to "recognize, train and develop 21st century leadership skills in participants across the eight-state region in order to face the global challenges of the future."

The application period for the upcoming DLI Executive Academy will be open from Tuesday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Sept. 20. This is the first year the application will be available online, through which applicants will be able to create a profile, complete an application and upload recommendations to the DRA website.

The opening session of the 2013-2014 Executive Academy will take place Nov. 4-7, in Oxford, Miss.

"The Delta Center for Economic Development at Arkansas State University appreciates the Delta Regional Authority’s long-term goal of regional transformation through leadership development," said Delta Center director Alan McVey. "Arkansas State is honored and excited to help direct the Delta Leadership Institute’s future and develop innovative catalysts within the region."