University of Mississippi

Delta Regional Authority Announces New Partnership for Delta Leadership Institute

DRA-logoThe Delta Regional Authority has announced a partnership between the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe to host the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI), a leadership program focusing on issues impacting the Delta region. The Delta Regional Institute is a federal-state partnership that serves 252 counties and parishes in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

As quoted in the Delta Regional Authority press release, Dr. Albert Nylander, Director of McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and Professor of Sociology, said the following:

“The University of Mississippi is honored to be partnering with co-coordinators Arkansas State University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe in directing the Delta Leadership Institute with continued leadership from the DRA,” said Dr. Albert Nylander with the University of Mississippi. “We are looking forward to the implementation of sustainable pathways for Delta leaders to serve as change agents for the Delta region. The quality of life in the 8-state Delta region is crucially linked with the DRA’s and Delta leaders’ commitment to excellence in public service. The opportunity to lead the Delta Leadership Institute into the future provides us with the challenge to learn from and partner with communities throughout our great Delta region.”

For more information, visit the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. To read a a recent news article about the Delta Leadership Institute, click here.