Doris M. Houston, associate professor in the School of Social Work and associate director of the Center for Adoption Studies, has been selected to serve as a 2013–2014 cohort member of the Illinois State University Leadership Initiative.

The Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, provides members of the Illinois State community with opportunities to develop and explore their leadership potential. Cohort members were selected based on interest and demonstrated leadership qualities at the unit, division, department, school, college, or university level.