Daniel Roby named Presidential Leadership Fellow

Daniel Roby from Facebook.

Daniel Roby, CEO of Austin Street Center, has been named Presidential Leadership Scholar. The seventh class of 60 influencers from across the country were selected based on their potential for leadership growth and the strength of their personal projects addressing a critical challenge or need in the community.

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program is a collaboration of the presidential foundations of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Over the next six months, fellows will learn from former presidents, former key administration officials, and leading scholars. They will study vision, communication, decision-making, influence, and strategic partnerships, among other topics, and develop a network of peers who can help them make an impact in their communities.

All costs, including tuition, accommodation, meals, and travel, will be funded by contributions from program supporters.

Roby, a Lake Highlands neighbor and LHHS graduate, has long been a leader in discussions of the confusing issue of homelessness in Dallas and the metroplex. Under his leadership, Austin Street more than doubled its case management staff, implemented new programs and services, and quadrupled the number of clients discharged into housing. He was nominated by former Mayor Mike Rawlings to serve on the City’s Homelessness Commission and serves on the board of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Baylor University awarded Roby its Medal of Service last year, and the Dallas Business Journal hailed him as a “40 Under 40” in 2018.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush speak at a Presidential Leadership Scholars event.

Kevin E. Boling