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In Brief: Health & Human Performance’s Lisa Lloyd named AASCU Emerging Leader

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
June 2, 2016

Lisa Lloyd, a professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University, has been selected to participate in the inaugural class of American Association of State Colleges & Universities’ (AASCU) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).

The 25 ELP candidates will participate in a three-day seminar, June 11-14, in Washington, D.C. The seminar is designed for promising mid-career professionals and faculty leaders in higher education.

Lloyd earned her Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama in 1999. She serves as the co-director of Total Wellness, which serves as a platform that offers students practical work experience, faculty and students research opportunities, and Texas State employees and community members access to low-cost, high-quality programs and special events designed to improve the health and well-being of children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Lloyd’s research areas are in physical activity promotion and weight control, with primary research interests involving increasing retention of participants enrolled in wellness programs.

“We need a robust pipeline of talented professionals interested in advancing their careers in higher education,” said AASCU President Muriel A. Howard. “AASCU has a long history of providing successful leadership development programs at every professional level of higher education administration. We identified a void at the mid-career level, and we believe our new Emerging Leaders Program will be an important complement in service to our members and others interested in advancing their careers.”

In addition to strengthening and enhancing leadership skills, ELP participants will have the opportunity to engage in a national dialogue with experienced leaders and experts in higher education and to develop a network of colleagues from across the country. The program includes opportunities for hands-on practical exercises, a leadership self-assessment, and the development of a plan designed to help participants achieve their leadership goals.

The AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to under-served student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

For more information, contact Jennifer Walpole at (202) 478-4665.