Who We Are

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission: The Office of Leadership Development works to create future generations of leaders who live and lead with integrity and meaning.

Vision: Our vision is that every Temple University student and alumni use their leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead others towards positive change within the community.

Values: Creativity and Innovation, Excellence, Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Respect


The Office of Leadership Development started with the Student Leadership Challenge program, launched in the Fall of 2005 by a committee of university administrators. The Student Leadership Challenge Planning Committee reviewed numerous leadership development theories before selecting Kouzes and Posner’s (2007) The Leadership Challenge as a foundation. Using the LC as a highly-praised framework, the committee developed a Leadership Diamond Points system and seven components that comprise The Challenge. The parts intentionally allowed students to learn and practice leadership through a variety of formats. Click here to read more. 

Department Staff

The Office of Leadership Development employs one full-time professional, two graduate externs and two undergraduate student interns/volunteers.

Tania Irwin | Program Director | Phone: (215) 204-7145       tirwin@temple.edu

Jabree Belcher | Graduate Extern | Phone: (215) 204-5757    jabree.belcher@temple.edu

Erika Raskay | Graduate Extern | Phone: (215) 204-5757      ejraskay@temple.edu

If you are interested in working for the office, please send your cover letter and resume for review by the current staff to lead@temple.edu. Please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed the theoretical frameworks and website pages prior to submitting the documents. Resumes are reviewed as positions are needed.