Mission and Vision


To be a nationally known program for leadership education that produces engaged citizens that understand and appreciate diverse leadership perspectives


To assist students in studying, practicing and understanding leadership in a global context, students completing the minor in Leadership Studies at West Virginia University will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of leadership theories/approaches;
  2. Be able to apply leadership approaches to analyze and evaluate ethical leadership practices;
  3. Exercise skills essential to effective leadership in the classroom and through experiential learning;
  4. Explore how identity and culture impacts leadership in the United States and abroad.