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Leadership UD

2017-18 Annual Report

Fellows Program

Each year, Leadership UD welcomes a new cohort of fellows, who were nominated by their dean or vice president. Through the Fellows Program, participants learn about the University, their own leadership style, and how to use their gifts and talents to influence and inspire others.

LUD 2018 cohort

2017-18 Fellows

  • Eric Balster (School of Engineering)
  • David Bauer (Provost’s Office)
  • Bruce Beil (President’s Office)
  • Rodney Chatman (Student Development)
  • Kristen Comfort (School of Engineering)
  • Doug Daniels (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Sarah Dewitt (Student Development)
  • Karolyn Hansen (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Ashley Keller (Athletics)
  • Suki Kwon (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Scott MacDonald (School of Business Administration)
  • Karlos Marshall (Provost’s Office)
  • McKenzie Morin (Advancement)
  • Bernie Ott (Finance and Administrative Services)
  • Rebecca Potter (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Phil Ratermann (UDRI)
  • Adam Rathge (Enrollment Management)
  • Gretchen Sabin (School of Business Administration)
  • Mike Sievers (Provost’s Office)
  • Jon Skeans (UDRI)
  • Evan Taylor (Finance and Administrative Services)
  • Scott West (University Libraries)
  • Rebecca Whisnant (College of Arts and Sciences)

Understanding how Catholic and Marianist principles affect our organization and decisions was empowering.

2017-18 Cohort Member

Program Outcomes


2017-18 cohort members reported an increased understanding of:


Increased understanding that UD systems that can help influence change


Increased understanding of their own leadership strengths


Increased understanding of building relationships and community


Increased understanding of cultural and intercultural competence


Increased understanding of UD’s Catholic, Marianist mission and identity

LUD has bolstered the notion that I can lead from where I am.

2017-18 Cohort Member

Associates Program

Graduates of the LUD Fellows program are automatically inducted into the Associates Program, where they have the opportunity to attend sessions, continually engage with the University community and further their leadership development.

383 Leadership UD Associates (2000-2018)

  • 284 staff and 99 faculty
  • 164 male and 219 female

2017-18 Associates Sessions

  • Paddle with the River Stewards
  • Principles of Marianist Leadership | Savio Franco
  • Vocation through a Transdisciplinary Lens | Brian LaDuca, Karlos Marshall, Crystal Sullivan and Steve Wilhoit
  • Leadership and Philanthropy | Jen Howe
  • Christmas Gathering
  • Enrollment Trends | Jason Reinoehl
  • Engaging in Dialogue Through a Social Justice Lens | Jason Combs and Merida Allen
  • UD Sinclair Academy | Linda Hartley, Julia Thompson and Cari Wallace
  • Roesch Refresh | Kathy Webb

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