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The Center for Leadership fosters socially responsible leadership development through high-impact practices, programs, and events that are innovative, inclusive, and educational.

Submit a proposal for facilitating during the Student Leadership Institute on Friday January 25, 2019! 




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Leadership Staff


The Center for Leadership creates innovative partnerships and programs to engage students in a leadership laboratory, exemplifying "Learn By Doing." Our programs and resources combine theories of leadership and action-based approaches that encourage students in their leadership and skill development, leadership competencies, assumption of leadership and service roles, and the continuation of leadership and services after graduation.

Prepared and dynamic leaders need a breadth of knowledge and a depth of expertise to successfully thrive and adapt. Therefore, our programs and resources empower all students to succeed, learn, and develop as socially responsible leaders who are prepared to lead on-campus and as participants in a global economy.


The Problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need more men who can dream of things that never were.

— John F. Kennedy

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