(front row, from left): Shashank Sharma ’17, Madeleine Juszynski ’18, Shelby Mackey ’18, Catie Kocian ’18, Sara Hollabaugh ’17; (back row, from left): Tyler Iffland ’17, Dominique Garrett ’18, Andy Lowenbaum ’18, Robert Gossett ’18, Lee LeBoeuf ’17

The Ohio Wesleyan Leadership Fellows program is designed to provide students with well-developed leadership skills combined with the opportunity to organize, influence, and present leadership programs that serve the campus community. The Fellows program also allows for mentoring emerging student leaders.

General Responsibilities

Although each Fellowship is unique in purpose and tasks, general responsibilities may include:

  • Assessing campus needs/interests in leadership topics,
  • Identifying and working with topic presenters,
  • Creating marketing plans,
  • Overseeing programming logistics (catering, reservations, etc.),
  • Presenting at leadership workshops
  • Approximately two hours/week voluntary commitment


Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Fellows

(from left): Tyler Iffland ’17, Madeleine Juszynski ’18, Robert Gossett ’18, Catie Kocian ’18,  Lee LeBoeuf ’17

LEAD Fellows provide educational experiences to peers through workshops and a newsletter. This Fellowship position requires about 2 hours/week and is voluntary.

The initial set of tasks for may include:

  • Survey students for workshop interest area to create a new, reoccurring leadership series
  • Assist in developing and publicizing SIO leadership workshops, such as GO!OWU, the OWU Summit, Student Leadership Challenge, Strengths Quest, etc. including:
    • Brainstorming/researching workshop topics
    • Identifying and inviting participants
    • Developing and implementing a marketing plan
    • Presenting at workshops
  • Develop a concluding leadership workshop for graduating senior leaders, C.E.O.—Culminating Educational Opportunity
  • Research and write a monthly leadership-oriented newsletter for emerging leaders, Leadertips

Technology/Social Media Fellow

(from left): Dominique Garrett ’18, Sara Hollabaugh ’17, Shelby Mackey ’18, Andy Lowenbaum ’18

Since social media and technology are constantly changing, this Fellowship and it’s position description are considered a “work in progress” and open to new ideas. This Fellowship position requires about 2 hours/week and is voluntary.

The initial set of tasks may include:

  • Support SIO social media endeavors in order to educate and develop the skills of the OWU student leaders (i.e. Tumblr)
  • Assist in develop SIO Facebook page to inform student body about SIO programs and opportunities
  • Develop “How To” YouTube clips in regards to OWU student leader practices/procedures
  • Work with the SIO to create/maintain/edit the How To At OWU Guide
  • Create a video clip to encourage applications for and attendance at the Golden Bishop Awards
  • Create e-invitations for special events sponsored by the SIO
  • Be willing to be creative and learn new technology to further assist OWU students in their leadership development

LeaderShape Fellow

Ares Harper ’19

The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. During six intense days of dialogue and interactive self-discovery in a supportive Learning Community, participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The primary responsibility of the LeaderShape Fellow will be to coordinate OWU’s LeaderShape program.

Read more about the LeaderShape fellowship.

Interested In Applying?

Applications include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • A reference letter from a peer
  • Short essay
  • 15-minute interview


Fellows may serve for one or multiple semesters, but must reapply after two semesters. Eligible applicants will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing (2.75 and above is preferred), and have a good conduct record. Additionally, applicants must have completed one or more of the following programs:

As positions become available, applications will be available in the Student Involvement Office.

Any questions, please contact Nancy Bihl-Rutkowski.

Contact Info


Student Involvement Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #143
Delaware, Ohio 43015
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F 740-368-3199
E involveu@owu.edu

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