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Shepperd Leadership Roundups

No Shepperd Leadership Roundups are scheduled at this time. Please check back for details of upcoming Shepperd Leadership Roundups as they are scheduled.


Below is a list of past leadership roundups.

Police and Community: We Are One

(November 15, 2016)

Speakers: Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson, Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter, Odessa Police Chief Tim Burton, and Midland Police Chief Price Robinson; moderated by Dr. Robert Brescia.


Documentary Film Screening: Bring It to the Table

(April 7, 2016)

Speaker: Emmy-nominated director Julie Winokur; moderated by Dr. Robert Brescia.


Ethics of Public Service: Living in Glass Houses with the Curtains Open

(October 21, 2015)

Speakers: Sen. Kel Seliger, Rep. Brooks Landgraf, Odessa Mayor David Turner, Midland Mayor Jerry Morales, Midland Councilman J.Ross Lacy; moderated by Dr. Robert Brescia.


Terrorism: How it Will Affect Your Future

(April 23, 2015)

Speaker: Dr. Peter Tarlow


Achieving Educational Success Together – A Community Approach

(May 29, 2014)

Speakers: Valerie Longoria, Director, Catholic Charities of Odessa; Dennis McEntire, Superintendent, Presidio ISD; Thomas Crowe, Superintendent, Ector County ISD; Steve Thomas, President, Midland College; W. David Watts, President, UTPB; Greg Williams, President, Odessa College; Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Bobby Azam, Superintendent, Andrews ISD; Denise Shetter, Superintendent, Winona ISD; moderated by Dr. Frank Hernandez, UTPB Dean of Education.


Candidates Debate: Texas State House District 81, Republican Primary

(February 25, 2014)

Speakers: Austin Keith and Brooks Langraf, moderated by Dr. Robert Brescia.


Screening: JFK: The Legacy of the New Frontier

(November 7, 2013)

Moderated by Dr. Robert Brescia.


Creating the Cost of Tomorrow’s Water…Today!

(October 28, 2013)

Speakers: Senator Kel Seliger, Pat Canty, Kevin Urbanczyk, L’Oreal Stepney, Bech Brunn, Tom Davis; moderated by Darrell Peckham.


Economic Development- Dialogue And Dessert: Economic Development In The Permian Basin

Speakers: Morse Haynes, Guy Andrews, Wesley Burnett, Laura Roman

Texas Tribune’s “Hot Seat”

Speakers: Sen. Kel Seliger, Rep. Tryon Lewis, Rep. Tom Craddick, Laura Roman; moderated by Evan Smith.

The State Of Education

Speaker: Hector Mendez of ECISD.

City Managers Come Together

Speakers: Odessa City Manager Richard Morton, Midland City Manager Courtney Sharp, Andrews City Manager Glen Hackler.

Information Revolution: Getting Into Print

Speakers: Dave Wedel, Publisher of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Glen Hackler of Andrews.


Speaker: Doug Hildebrand.


Speaker: Cliff Angelo.


Speaker: Shirley Green.


Speaker: John James.

Midland-Odessa: Into The New Millennium Together

Speakers: Odessa Mayor Larry Melton, Midland Mayor Wes Perry.