Skelton Among 2018 LEAP Participants

August 17, 2018Brad Skelton
Contact: Carl Smith

Brad Skelton, who leads the Mississippi State University (MSU) Research and Curriculum Unit’s (RCU’s) curriculum team, is one of 17 university professionals participating in the 2018 Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals (LEAP) program.

The four-month LEAP program will sharpen participants’ administrative and leadership skills, including conflict resolution, decision-making, team building, and employee-performance management, through training sessions with campus and community leaders.

“The LEAP program is uniquely poised to provide new leaders with the necessary skills to empower them for success,” Skelton said. “The strategies and leadership skills that we will explore are what has drawn me to the LEAP program, and I am excited to expand my leadership knowledge. It is my hope that the skills and relationships formed during this time will equip me to be the best leader possible here at the RCU and beyond.”

For additional information about LEAP, contact Darrell Easley at or 662.325.2203.

Founded in 1965, the RCU contributes to MSU’s mission as a land-grant institution bettering the lives of Mississippians through improving education. The organization benefits K-12 and higher education by developing curricula and assessments; providing training and professional development for educators; researching and evaluating programs; supporting and promoting career and technical education initiatives; and leading educational innovations.