The Broyhill Institute for Leadership fosters and develops the skills necessary for students and graduates to become effective leaders in professional communities and adapt to future innovations.
Participation in the Broyhill Leaders is by invitation only. Students with solid academic accomplishment as well as leadership interest and aptitude are identified to become members of the Broyhill Leaders student organization. Once an invitation is accepted, you must remain in good academic and social conduct standing.
You are expected to use your leadership skills responsibly and ethically to make a positive difference in the world.
Upon completing leadership training opportunities and experiences, you can earn a leadership certificate.
Develop an Effective Leadership Skillset
Broyhill Leaders visit Washington D.C. to learn more about leadership. They met Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, president of Croatia, and learned about her perspective on leadership and women's empowerment.
You will have leadership training opportunities that build the appropriate mindset and skillset to apply effective leadership. Authentic experiences in organizational and professional leadership roles are provided so you can practice your skills firsthand.
Examples of authentic student experiences include the following.
Leadership positions in student organizations
Global experiences allowing you to understand cultural differences so you can lead and contribute to a global community
Community service projects planned and executed by students
All authentic leadership experiences help you build your résumés with skills and accomplishments that are important to employers as they demonstrate the preparation for future leadership positions and the ability to contribute as an organizational and communal citizen.
Being involved with the Broyhill Institute for Leadership enhanced my understanding of an effective leader and how we are all leaders in various ways.
After more than two decades at LR, Dean Katie Fisher will retire at the end of May 2023. Known for her caring but firm leadership, she has influenced the culture of student life on campus and influenced individual students' lives in immeasurable ways.
Perry Bradley, security supervisor for the LR campus in Columbia, S.C. and founder of a nonprofit serving communities statewide, received the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award in a May 5 ceremony.