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Leadership as a Team Sport: Getting the Right People on the Team

Sunday, April 16th
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

As a leader, having the right people on your team makes all the difference. By taking the time to identify the strengths of your team members and empowering them to do their best work, you can maximize everyone’s ability to thrive and unleash their potential. The right group strategically working together can drive success for your business, company culture, processes, and procedures.


About Dr. Alisa White

Dr. Alisa White WINFL Conference

Dr. Alisa White is the president of Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, TX, and professor of mass communication.

Prior to joining Sam Houston State in 2020, she served as president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Under Dr. White’s direction, Austin Peay set record enrollments and served as a partner and catalyst in downtown development and revitalization.

She has taught at universities in five states and has served as department chair, dean, provost, and president. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), teaches in AASCU’s New President’s Academy and Emerging Leaders Program, is past president of the Tennessee College Association, served as director of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and has twice served on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Presidential Forum.

President White is known for building strong teams, empowering leaders, and forging positive relationships with internal and external communities. She is married to Elliott Herzlich, a jeweler.

Ranked the number one university in Texas in social mobility, Sam Houston State offers its nearly 22,000 students a transformative educational experience. Sam Houston State operates three campuses in Huntsville, Conroe, and The Woodlands, Texas.