Colleges and universities everywhere have stated missions for their institutions—many of which include leadership development for their students. Upon arrival to campus, however, disconnected departments prevent these institutions from achieving these goals by having competing initiatives. This divide creates a pressure on students that then inhibits their development in applying academic lessons to real-life situations. Through strategic campus partnerships, these gaps can close to assist institutions in developing active leadership development programs for students that will result in more marketable job applicants post-graduation. This study provides campus employees an everyday toolkit for implementation of leadership development initiatives that will prepare students to grow as leaders during their undergraduate experience at little-to-no additional cost to the institution.

Project Type


College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

Program or Major



Winter 2020

MSLD_Hastbacka_Kyle_Capstone_Paper.pdf (3834 kB)
Capstone Paper