Nomination period for Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals open

Nominations are now being accepted for Mississippi State’s premier staff leadership program, Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals (LEAP).

The mission of the LEAP program is to empower new supervisors and extremely high performing employees with a heightened self-awareness, advanced knowledge, and value-added leadership in a secure, but challenging environment. Since 2011, almost 60% of LEAP graduates have received a promotion and 70% of employees who participate in the LEAP program still work at MSU.

The LEAP program is designed to grow and develop very high performing employees, and help them realize their potential as supervisors, or soon-to-be supervisors. Do you have a professional staff member who excels in their current position? Have you thought about who will step into the next leadership role when that time comes? Are you a high-performing “rock star” who has the drive to excel? The LEAP program is looking for MSU's best and brightest. Please strongly consider who from your department you would like to nominate for LEAP. Please note: LEAP is reserved for professional (exempt) staff and every LEAP application must be approved by the corresponding division’s vice president.

Applications are posted at and may be initiated by the supervisor or the LEAP candidate. The deadline for applications is May 18, on or before 5 p.m. Please contact Darrell Easley at or (662) 325-3713 with any questions about LEAP.

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