Institute for Leadership Development | Troy University

Institute for Leadership Development

Institute for Leadership Development

The Institute facilitates development of ethical, responsible leaders who want to use their leadership abilities at school, on the job and to serve society.

Quite simply, we do three things:

  1. Administer and coordinate leadership conferences
  2. Administer and teach courses for the minor in leadership development
  3. Work with departments, programs and other units to promote sound leadership as well as lead the Chancellor's Fellows program
We focus on and have built the minor on Servant Leadership. We develop authentic servant leaders who help others.

Dr. Duane Gunn
Director of Operations & Lecturer
Institute for Leadership Development

Our Vision

Develop compassionate and competent leaders who possess character and confidence with a servant heart

Our Mission

Create civic-minded global leaders who are change agents, emotionally intelligent, authentic, and diverse servant leaders.


"Troy University is determined to build on its legacy of leadership to be an exemplary institution of higher education—in how it conducts itself and in how it educates and encourages its students to be the leaders our state and nation need today and in the days ahead. The Institute for Leadership Development provides the organizational focus enabling Troy faculty and staff to make good on that commitment."
– Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ph. D,


For more information, please contact: 

Mrs. Tammy Hughes
Leadership Office
101 Hawkins Hall
(334) 670-5686


Dr. Duane D. Gunn
Director of Operations & Lecturer
Institute for Leadership Development
417 Hawkins Hall
334 808-6572