Goolsby Leadership Academy

Welcome to the Goolsby Leadership Academy

Integrity | Courage | Impact

Leadership cannot be defined by one characteristic or quality. It is a mix of values, competencies, character, skills, behavior and perspectives earned through a lifetime of self-investment and uncommon commitment. Leadership is a journey upon which few people embark.

The Goolsby Leadership Academy at The University of Texas at Arlington was founded on the principle that people become great leaders when they discover, understand and apply their own talents. Tomorrow’s leaders will succeed not by fixating on weakness or imitating others, but by exploring and nurturing their distinctive strengths.

The Goolsby Leadership Academy invigorates conventional learning with an approach based on leadership principles, challenging students to be problem solvers and ethical leaders. Goolsby Scholars engage with executives both in the classroom and the real world through internships, exploratory study and special projects. Distinguished faculty collaborate with the scholars in a dynamic applied learning environment, enhancing the academic experience of discovery. The Academy is designed to be a regional cornerstone for the development of emerging business executives.


Goolsby Leadership Academy

A vital institution within one of the nation’s largest and most prolific business schools

Welcome From The Director

Goolsby Emerging Leader Program

The Goolsby Leadership Academy admits one cohort each year with the new cohort starting in the fall.

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BNSF Early Leader Program

For over a decade, the Academy has enhanced conventional learning by challenging students to be problem solvers and ethical leaders.

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Goolsby News

Recently Graduated Cohort 18

2023 Medallion Ceremony

Cohort 18, Congratulations on graduation. Keep focused on your future!


Academy Video

Goolsby Leadership Scholar - Maverick Monday

It's Maverick Monday! Meet Robert Herrera! Robert is a junior in the Business Administration program at UTA. He is active in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and can hold a tune in the UTA RISE A Cappella group. Learn more about Robert and advice he gives to future UTA students!

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Robert Herrera Testimonial