AUSTIN, Texas—Howard T. Prince II, internationally recognized as a pioneer and visionary in the field of leadership education and leadership development, has been appointed as clinical professor and holder of the Loyd B. Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of The University of Texas at Austin.
The endowed chair is named for Loyd Hackler, a former assistant press secretary to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was established by his wife, Norma Jean Hackler, and her children.
Prince, who has dedicated his entire career to public service, has been the director of the LBJ School Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) since June 2001 and will continue in that position. His initial appointment at the LBJ School was as visiting professor and holder of the Sid Richardson Chair in Public Affairs.
Before coming to the LBJ School in September 1999, Prince was the founding dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond, where he was responsible for the development of the first undergraduate leadership degree program in the world. He also held the George and Virginia Modlin Endowed Chair as professor of leadership studies.
Previously, Prince was professor and founding head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. In this tenured position, which he held from July 1978 through September 1990, he developed graduate and undergraduate leadership programs and was instrumental in the development of an emerging academic discipline in leadership studies. He also played a key role in reshaping leadership development throughout the U.S. Army following the establishment of the all-volunteer military in 1973.
A 1962 honor graduate of West Point, Prince holds a master of arts degree in international relations from American University and a Ph.D. in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a clinical psychologist and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has had an independent leadership consulting practice in Austin, Texas, since June 1997.
Prince served more than 28 years in the U.S. Army and was promoted to brigadier general upon his retirement in 1990, when he was presented with the army’s highest award for service, the Distinguished Service Medal. While on active duty, he held a variety of command and staff positions in the 82nd Airborne and 1st Cavalry divisions, including commanding an infantry company during the Vietnam War, before joining the permanent faculty at West Point.
The Center for Ethical Leadership plays a central role in The University of Texas at Austin’s efforts to develop leaders of character for Texas and the nation by teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, hosting an annual student leadership conference for students from the United States and Mexico, and organizing various other programs.
For more information contact: Megan Scarborough, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512-471-8954.