Future University Leaders Program

Program Overview

Ever wonder how the academic world works? Want to know what a “Provost” is?   Do you have an interest in learning about careers in academia (ranging from faculty members to student life staff to athletic coaches to study abroad administrators to finance professionals)?Universities are like small cities and offer opportunities across a broad spectrum of professions.

Join our leadership group of approximately 15 talented undergraduate students who want to learn about the inner workings of the academic world and begin contributing to it.

You will need to commit to meet for one hour each week during the Spring 2017 semester. There will be guest speakers who will talk about their careers in the university and time to work on a research or service project that will be chosen by the group.

 

What is most desirable of group members?

1.       Commitment and passion

2.       Interest in learning much more about a university

3.       Interest in contributing your skills and talents to bettering the university

4.       Willingness to meet on a regular basis and work with a diverse group of students

 

What will you get out of this opportunity?

1.       A much deeper understanding of how a university works and contacts across the university

2.       A sense of whether you might like a career working in a higher education setting

3.       The opportunity to meet other students around the university from different majors

4.       Leadership skills and teamwork skills

5.       An impressive line on your resume and some free food (always a plus!)

 

Note:  There is no academic course credit associated with this group experience. The program is limited 15 students.

 

Application:  Please CLICK HERE to complete the form.


Spring 2017 Meeting Schedule

Program Meeting Dates

Room Location

Monday, January 30, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, February 6, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, February 13, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, February 20, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, February 27, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, March 6, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, March 27, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, April 3, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 217B

Monday, April 10, 1-1:50-pm

Student Center Room 223

 

Program History

The Future University Leaders program started as a collaboration between the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Prof. Kevin Delaney, and the Office of Leadership Development, Program Director Lauren Bullock. Both began to plan the program in the Spring semester of 2016 for the pilot launch in Fall of 2016. The pilot cohort met eight times during that period with senior administrators from across the university.