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Training Leaders is Our Focus

Welcome to the Department of Leadership! The department is comprised of two academic programs—Leadership and Policy Studies and Higher Ed/Adult Education. Both programs prepare current and aspiring leaders with the necessary skills to excel in a variety of leadership positions, including K-12 school administrators, district superintendents, higher education administrators, and leaders of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry.

Our graduates include leaders from diverse settings who are transforming theory into practice in a manner that enables them to become highly effective in their chosen professions. The Department of Leadership emphasizes practical research, scholarship, service, and community engagement in all of its initiatives and programs.

Our faculty provides outstanding instruction on strategic planning, human resource management, accreditation, financial management, policy analysis, and program evaluation. Members of our faculty have received national and international recognition for their work, obtained a wide range of research grants, engaged in national and international outreach and service projects, and have won a number of research, teaching, and advising awards.