About the Institute

Principles of Exemplary Leadership

The hallmark of Grace E. Harris’ leadership during her years of service at VCU was her collaborative and inclusive style. Known for her commitment to excellence and ability to effect positive change in systems, Harris had been a mentor and role model to many.

Today, her legacy and ideals continue to provide an inspiring framework for the curriculum and initiatives of the Institute. Leadership programs through the Institute focus on four key principles of exemplary leadership, as displayed in the model.