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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

For additional information, please visit the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Center for Educational Leadership

The Center for Educational Leadership is a unique partnership between UT and local school districts, which seeks to purposefully and aggressively grow the next generation of outstanding leaders for our schools. It focuses on formal preparation as well as career-long professional development of educational leaders.

College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center

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The College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center (CAPS) houses six federally funded TRIO enrichment programs providing educational, career, and student financial aid/scholarship services. UT federal programs include Pre-College Upward Bound, Academic Enrichment Upward Bound, Math & Science Regional Center, Veterans Upward Bound, and Educational Opportunity Center. Services are provided primarily to individuals whose parents do not have a four-year college degree and/or whose family’s taxable income meets specified US Department of Education guidelines.


Contact Information

J. Patrick Biddix, PhD
Interim Department Head, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Professor & Program Coordinator, Higher Education Administration PhD Program 865-974-6457