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Titles are granted. Leadership is earned.

We develop leaders who earn leadership by creating value, inspiring others to follow, and doing business with integrity.

We develop leaders who earn leadership by creating value, inspiring others to follow, and doing business with integrity. We’re dedicated to preparing the next generation of business leaders. The Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership at Ohio University provides dynamic leadership and management focused programs designed to help you discover and develop your inner leader. We help students visualize their true potential to lead, and skill them to lead well through customized curriculums, engagement opportunities, and professional experiences available at all education levels.

Our Purpose

Providing opportunities for collaboration and exposing students to real-world challenges is key in achieving our mission to build the next generation of leaders. We grow leaders who emulate that characteristics of role models in the business word – entrepreneurial, capable of taking disciplined risk, adaptive to market demands, resilient in the face of challenges, and cognizant of their inherent impact on others they lead. Our leaders remain steadfast in their principles while exhibiting ethics, values, and respect for diversity and inclusivity.