About the Lisa A. Pierce Center for Leadership

(Staff Photo from Fall 2015 taken by Fariha Tasneem)

About Us

The Lisa A. Pierce Center for Leadership was established in 2004 by the Student Senate, the Dean of Students and the Vice President of Student Affairs as a resource for college student development. Specifically, the center was created to assist student leaders who serve in roles on campus, as well as to foster new student leaders. The office falls within the Office of Campus Life. 

Our Values


As an office, we value the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. We support the three distinct categories and infuse it into our services.

  • The Individual - It is important to know yourself, to know your leadership style and to understand exactly how much you're capable of doing.
  • The Group - One must understand how a group works, how you can integrate what you have learned about yourself to further the groups goals. To teach students how groups can be started and how a proper group dynamic can be kept.
  • The Community - The community is where our heart lies and the place we are to use these skills that we learn to create change.

Overview of the Services We Provide

iLead Certificate Program (3 different tracks available)

Emerging Leaders Program (8 week educational series)

Leadership Workshops for Clubs & Organizations

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Leadership library with books, magazines and newsletters

Leadership Center for group development