Graduate Division

Foundations of Leadership

The Foundations of Leadership distinguished speaker series connects graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with a range of leaders from corporations, nonprofits, government, and higher education. These leaders demonstrate the importance of expanded skill development and career planning to compete in the changing job market. Through these opportunities, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars will learn how these leaders have addressed leadership challenges, identify skills that enhance career success, and explore leadership in multiple capacities.  To become a distinguished speaker or nominate someone please contact Sandy Loughlin at

Recently, we had the pleasure of having Ivan Williams talk about, The Secrets of Leadership that Change Lives.  Ivan is an executive producer, entrepreneur, and senior business leader.  After over three decades working with leading oil and gas companies, Ivan transitioned to the entertainment industry, where he has received widespread acclaim for his creative accomplishments and support of the arts,if you missed it read more.

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