Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy

In partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Manship School of Mass Communication annually hosts the Scripps Howard Leadership Academy for academics and professionals from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed for new chairs, deans and directors, and faculty and professionals interested in journalism education leadership. The Academy selects 12-15 participants. By bringing together professionals and scholars with seasoned administrators, the program aims to give participants the opportunity to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program. Previous topics emphasized include: 

  • Transitions: Professional and Academic Pathways to Administration
  • Budgeting and Fundraising: Relationship Building
  • Stimulating Faculty Performance
  • Lessons Learned from the First Year


The 2017 Academy will be held June 11-14

To apply, please submit a cover letter discussing your interest in academic administration, a current CV/Resume and two letters of recommendation no later than 5 p.m. on December 31, 2016. 

All submissions should be emailed in a single document to Dr. Meghan Sanders ( Please use “SHALA 2017 Application” in the subject line. Name the file using your last name followed by an underline and your department/organization name. Examples: Sanders_LSU; Sanders_WashPost

For any further information, please contact Dr. Meghan Sanders by e-mail at or by phone at 225.578.7380.