As we strive to develop our leadership potential, Rogers LEAD Scholars are committed to the following Core Values:

  1. We act with integrity.

This is the foundation of good leadership, and the most important of our core values.  Therefore, we will strive to do the right thing, even when it is unpopular.  We are ethical, respectful, sincere, dependable, trustworthy, honest, and disciplined professionals.   We will represent both Rogers LEAD WT and West Texas A&M University in a positive way.

  1. We serve.

We recognize that our leadership development matters only if we are using what we learn through Rogers LEAD WT to make a positive difference in our University, our communities, our nation, and our world.   We will show compassion and be free from prejudice as we serve others.

  1. We strive for excellence.

We will commit to always doing our best.  We will be courageous and risk boldly.  Furthermore, we will work hard, take initiative, show determination, and persevere.  We expect to be held accountable, and we crave feedback for self-improvement. 

  1. We work together.

We challenge and support each other to achieve our personal, academic, and career goals.  We insist on good communication, respect, and grace for one another as we learn to lead.  Arrogance will not be tolerated in our group.

  1. We dream big, and plan to succeed.

In order to reach our potential, we will have a bold vision for our future.  We know that brilliance, luminosity, passion, creativity, ingenuity and ambition are difference-makers.  We will not allow fear to keep us in our comfort zone.