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About Batten

The Batten Approach

At UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results.

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Our Values

We strive to be a community where intolerance is not tolerated, prejudice is rejected, and public service is an expectation. Our scholars, students, staff and alumni form a vibrant network of purpose-driven leaders who are attuned to today’s challenges and know how to mobilize collaborative, lasting change.

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Leaders Beget Leaders

Leaving a legacy is no minor matter. Frank Batten Sr., chairman and CEO of Landmark Communications, Inc., founder of The Weather Channel and UVA alumnus, wanted his to reinvigorate the public good. He had identified the missing piece in the puzzle of our time: enlightened, ethical leadership.

Leadership Team at Batten

Batten’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the School’s mission by accelerating our institution in the direction of positive impact and advancing a vision for the future.