The Welch Colleague Leadership Studies Program is a leadership studies program named for Dr. Edwin Welch, president of the University of Charleston. In the Welch Colleague Program, students:
- Explore their own leadership styles
- Study and propose solutions to real-world problems
- Work with leaders in nonprofit organizations
- Design and implement their own community change projects
On the successful completion of their course of studies in the program, students receive a leadership minor.
The Welch Colleague Program is open to students from all majors. Fifteen new Welch Colleagues are chosen each year and each receives a significant tuition scholarship.
Why should you become a Welch Colleague?
- You will enhance your leadership skills by talking face-to-face with community leaders.
- You will address real-world problems and learn how to make informed decisions that will have an impact on yourself and your community.
- Leadership studies and experience will set you apart from many graduating seniors when you enter the job market.
- You will meet other students with similar interests and concerns—students like you who want to make a difference in the world.
- You’ll have fun! Welch Colleagues from all classes gather together several times a year for activities.
For more information about the Welch Colleague Program, contact Dr. Barbara Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.