Nominate an outstanding sophomore for E-Lead by Sept. 25

The Excellence in Leadership Program (E-Lead) is seeking nominations of outstanding sophomores from across the university for the spring 2021 cohort.

E-Lead is a three-year, curricular innovation leadership development program for undergraduate Marquette students across all disciplines. Students are accepted to the program during their sophomore year and will earn academic credits as they progress through each year of the curriculum, which culminates in a concentration in innovation leadership. 

E-Lead students should be: 

  • Driven and involved
  • Dedicated to learning how to apply concepts related to leading oneself, leading with others and leading innovation 
  • Curious solution seekers with a desire to collaborate and creatively address today’s most pressing challenges 
  • Passionate leaders committed to serving others with a purpose larger than themselves

This transformational program helps students develop their capacity to lead in service of others with an emphasis on innovation — developing meaningful new solutions to existing problems in a way that creates real value and positive change.

Results from a national study of college student leadership development show that E-Lead participants grow in their leadership capacity for socially responsible leadership, confidence in that capacity, and resiliency at significantly greater rates during their time in college than their peers at Marquette and nationally.  

Faculty and staff who know of current sophomore students who meet this description or have a genuine interest in developing their leadership capacity are encouraged to nominate students by Friday, Sept. 25.  

E-Lead program staff will contact nominated students, indicating that they were recommended for the program, and encourage them to apply by the Oct. 19 application deadline.  

Although a nomination is not required for participation, E-Lead staff has found these nominations to be an important way for students to hear about the program and gives them the nudge and the confidence they might need to apply. 

With questions, contact Andrea Gormanassociate director of engineering and innovation leadership development.