In 2007 the Big 12 Conference Leadership Summit was originated by the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Dr. Prentice Gautt Student-Athlete Welfare Committee. This program is funded by the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors. The purpose of the Summit is to provide leadership opportunities for student-athletes through targeted programming including: diversity, leadership skill building exercises and analysis, self awareness, communication, decision making, problem solving and collaborative skills.

On June 7-8, 2013 the Leadership Summit was hosted by the TCU Athletic Department and was held at the Hilton in Fort Worth, TX. Over two and a half days of carefully designed programming, forty Big 12 student-athletes participated in presentations, personal reflection, team building events and discussions. The participants represent a cross section of sports that include men's and women's basketball, volleyball, track & field, golf, rowing, equestrian, soccer and football. The diverse group of student-athletes were nominated by their respective member institutions and confirmed by Leadership Summit selection committee which was comprised by representatives of the Big 12 Conference, Big 12 SAAC and the host institution.

Leadership Summit Executive Team

TCU Athletics:
Andrea Nordmann, Associate Athletics Director

Big 12 Conference Staff
Edward Stewart, Associate Commissioner
Regina Everett, Administrative Assistant

Facilitators
David Flores, Assistant Commissioner, Governance/Academics, Big 12 Conference
Mabrie Hermann, Assistant Director of Compliance, Baylor University
Maria Huggins, Assistant Director of Championships, Big 12 Conference
Kacey Oiness, M.S., Pre-Doctoral Intern, Psychological Resources for Student-Athletes, University of Oklahoma
Molly Parrott, Ph.D., Student-Athlete Affairs & Academic Coordinator, Iowa State University
Kristin Waller, Academic Counselor & Life Skills Director/Student Services, Kansas State University
Ray Walls, Assistant Academic Advisor, TCU
Shawn Worthen, Assistant Athletics Director, Athletic Academic Services, TCU

Previous Leadership Summits
2012 - Lubbock, Texas
2011 - Norman, Oklahoma