Missouri Western strives to develop individuals with a capacity for leadership expressed in service to others.

The process of leadership is practiced and learned through a number of experiential activities and roles; employment, community service, student organizations, and coursework all contribute to knowledge and understanding of leadership.

The Center for Student Involvement sponsors a number of activities designed to help students reflect on experience and understand the process of leadership and how their contributions can make a positive impact on their community. The following is a list of the most common programs we offer here at Missouri Western.

St. Joseph Mayor speaks in class to MWSU students

Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge

The purpose of the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge is to provide Missouri Western students with an opportunity to acquire and enhance leadership skills so that they may assume leadership roles while in university and after graduation. The program is named in honor of Barbara Sprong, a former member and president of the Missouri Western Board of Regents.

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RSO Leadership Summit

The Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Leadership Summit is a retreat held exclusively for the top leaders of Missouri Western’s campus community. Facilitated by the Center for Student Involvement, the retreat is designed to help these leaders continue to develop and improve their chapters, in addition to planning ways to strengthen the campus community as a whole. Many different facilitators have participated in this retreat, along with many different students, making it a very valuable experience for campus leaders.

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Minor & Certificate Program

Leaders gain experience through their campus involvement; you can gain a better understanding of group dynamics, ethics, personal interactions, and other important leadership skills with a graduate certificate in leadership studies or a leadership studies minor. Find out more about our Leadership Studies – Graduate Certificate and our Minor in Leadership Studies, which has several different areas of concentration to best fit your leadership needs!
Joshua Clary
Joshua Clary
Student Development Director
Molly Swindler
Molly Swindler
Student Program Coordinator
Nathan Scott
Nathan Scott
Graduate Assistant for MaxEngage

Contact Us

Center for Student Involvement
Blum Union 207
Phone: (816) 271-4150

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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