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Meet the Director

Malaika Horne, PhD
Director, Executive Leadership Consortium

Malaika Horne

The director, Dr. Malaika Horne, is the administrative head of the Executive Leadership Consortium. She directs the manner of the implementation of the policies of the institute and oversees procedures, rules, and regulations.

The director's responsibilities include:

  • Administration of the budget

  • Planning reviewing and coordinating the projects within the Consortium

  • Recommending all appointments to the Consortium

  • Serving as co-chair of the Advisory Council

  • Performing normal administrative duties necessary to the effective operation of the Consortium

  • Supervising Consortium staff

Malaika Horne is founding director of the Executive Leadership Consortium. Previously she served as a professor at Webster University, School of Communications and Journalism. Before that, she was managing director of Narcotics Service Council.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UMSL, a master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Saint Louis University, a doctorate in public policy studies from Saint Louis University, and a post-doctorate in psychiatric epidemiology and bio-statistics from Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

She is a journalist and academic writer, currently writing a column in the business section of the St. Louis American newspaper and frequently writes for St. Louis Women on the Move magazine.

Dr. Horne is curator emeritus of the University of Missouri System, serving as president in 1997. She has served in many other board capacities, including founding vice chair of ARCHS, co-chair of its Sustainable Neighborhoods, the Urban League Guild Friends of KWMU Board.

She currently serves as board vice president of the Scholarship Foundation, board member of Coro Leadership Center of St. Louis, board member of the St. Louis Art Museum, board member of Accion Social Communitaria, a social service program for immigrants and a member of Ready Readers, a program that promotes reading to underserved children. A longtime advocate of character education for children, she serves on the national advisory council of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Education in Human Values, a worldwide organization.

She is recipient of the 2001 Women of Achievement Award and has received numerous other recognitions and awards.

She is married and lives in the Central West End with her husband, Prince A. Wells III, music professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Her hobbies are volunteerism, reading, art, music, fashion, interior design, health and fitness, and travel in this country as well as abroad to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America.