One important strategy to facilitate Leadership skill development is the use of Mentors, i.e., previous participants with knowledge of the content and the LC culture and processes.  Mentors facilitate teams, provide consultation, share their experiences, and support participants with their learning process.  They volunteer their time to create the best possible learning experience for participants.

I strongly recommend that you contact an LC Mentor or a previous participant to learn more about the LCI.  Their experience and words-of-wisdom will be extremely helpful as you decide whether this course makes sense in your life at this time.

Special Thanks to the LC Mentors

for recognizing a Leadership Call-to-Action, stepping up as Emergent Leaders and taking Leadership Action to help create the best possible learning experience for LC participants!

And Thanks to the Mentors’ Supervisors

for supporting the Mentor’s ongoing involvement with the LC.  Their time with us takes time away from their other duties.  Their departments are making a vital contribution to OSU and to OSU’s Vision, Mission and Values




Jennifer Bachman

College of Education

Director of Online Education

Jackie Bangs

Office of International Services

Assistant Director

Andrew Buermeyer

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

Associate Professor

Todd Cross

Facilities - Landscape

Trades Maintenance Coordinator

Gary Dulude

University Marketing

Senior Editor

Lynn Greenough

Academic Technology

Associate Director

Chrysanthemum Hayes

Institutional Analytics and Reporting

IAR Communications & Engagement Manager

Sarah E. Kolesar

Oregon Sea Grant Research & Scholars

Program Leader

Brenda Langley

College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)

Operations & Communications Manager

Lisa Leventhal

Office of Research Integrity

Administrator - IRB Compliance

Jason Lundy

Facilities Services

Pipe & Steam Fitter

Shawn O’Neil

Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing

Senior Faculty Research Asst I

Ann Sitomer

College of Education

Post Doc Scholar

Amanda Strong


Assistant Athletic Trainer

Gail Wells

Extension & Experiment Station Communications

Public Issues Education Leader