Categories: LeadershipPublished On: May 6th, 2021

During the 2020-2021 class the Maddox Leadership Institute (MLI) took a leap year as we navigated life through a pandemic. The program alumni, on the other hand, were busy at work in the community! Some exciting things that took place for our alumni over the year were:

  • Becca Titus was named CEO of United Way of Lea County (2nd cohort)
  • Brian Snider ran for House of Representatives (3rd cohort)
  • Clipper Miller ran for Magistrate Judge (3rd cohort)
  • Jessica Olivas was named Executive Director for the Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce (2nd cohort)
  • Gene Strickland was named Superintendent of Hobbs Schools (1st cohort)
  • Zeke Kaney was named Executive Director of the Career and Technical Education Center – Hobbs (2nd cohort)

These are only some of the job promotions and community leadership developments from MLI alumni. MLI is a highly interactive program that spans 9-months and is focused on individual skill-building in community leadership abilities such as effective communication, multigenerational issues, group dynamics, and conflict management. The program is facilitated by faculty from J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development out of University of Georgia.

We are excited to announce that applications for the 4th cohort will be live in early May 2021. For more information and to access the application link visit the leadership tab on our website, or you can contact Mayra Lovas at