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NMSU doctoral student to attend Harvard leadership institute

A doctoral student enrolled in New Mexico State University?s College of Education will attend a Harvard institute this summer to enhance his leadership skills.

Roberto Lozano, an ELA doctoral student in the College of Education, has been accepted into the 2015 Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership summer institute. The weeklong institute is annually offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education. (Courtesy photo)

Roberto Lozano, who is majoring in Educational Leadership & Administration, will attend the 2015 Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership summer institute, which is offered through Harvard?s Graduate School of Education.

According to the institute?s website, participants will develop their leadership skills, efficacy and ability to support teacher development and student achievement. Participants will also expand their understanding of leadership and explore multiple approaches for addressing leadership challenges.

Lozano was one of several participants selected to attend from around the world following a highly competitive application process. He is the assistant principal of the New America School, a publicly funded charter school in Las Cruces that aims to educate new immigrants, English language learners and academically underserved students.

Lozano is the recipient of the Dr. Darrell Willey Endowment, a scholarship in the College of Education specifically for Educational Leadership & Administration students.

?I am extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to attend this very prestigious leadership institute,? Lozano said. ?I plan to utilize the knowledge I gain to develop my understanding of educational leadership and to put into practice what I learn at my current position as assistant principal.?

The institute will take place June 21-27.