“Investing in emerging, new, and current leaders is vital to the future of our university.”
- Kristin Sobolik


UMSL is excited to announce that as a part of a larger initiative at UMSL to invest in leaders, we are now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of UMSL’s Emerging Leaders Program. Aspiring, emerging, and new faculty and staff leaders are invited to apply. This year-long, cohort-based program for both faculty and staff is a collaborative program among Academic Affairs, Human Resources, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and led by an advisory board of UMSL faculty and staff leaders. The program is designed to develop leadership competencies within the university setting, build and strengthen relationships across units and roles, and increase our capacity to transform lives.


In this program, you will:

  • Gain greater self- and others- awareness
  • Share and discuss leadership concepts, strategies, and perspectives
  • Apply leadership concepts via case studies and workshops 
  • Connect with other leaders, build community, and grow your network
  • Learn to lead more effectively in the context of higher education today


The program will include two, full day, offsite retreats each term as well as opportunities to connect informally in-between.

We invite interested applicants to apply via Qualtrics survey no later than May 2 for full consideration.  You can follow this Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management directly to the application.  

For more information, we also invite anyone considering applying to join us for an information session on April 12 at 10am CT or April 18 at 12pm (see attached). We hope to see you there!

For more information please contact Cindy Dupureur at dupureurc@umsl.edu.



Video recordings of the April 12 and April 18 information sessions are now available in the following links: