Student Development & Centenary Leadership

Are you prepared to make a difference in the world?

What’s the greatest need you see in the world?

  • Is it reducing or eliminating the barriers to healthy, happy and free living for people around the world, whether those barriers to personal potential are structural, social, medical, economic, educational or political?
  • Is it creating peace through non-violent social change by nurturing civil society and establishing relationships - across borders and boundaries - that embrace diversity and work toward common understanding and mutual trust?
  • Is it preserving our planet, reversing the mistakes of past generations to make it a better place to live for the generations to come?

Are you prepared to make a difference in the world by responding to one of these needs?

Not prepared, but ready to be prepared? Good, Centenary can help you Step up to and Respond to the Global Challenges of the 21st Century and lead in a transformational way.


  • picture of B. David Rowe, Ph.D.
    "Leadership is a journey, not a destination. It is a path, not a position. It pursues purpose, not power and it thrives on passion, not pride. Centenary Leaders continue to live, learn and lead in the world beyond graduation, understanding and always living out what I have come to express as the Centenary Principle: Each decision and every action should be understood and evaluated in terms of the impact it will have on others in the world now and 100 years from now."

    — B. David Rowe, Ph.D., President, Centenary College

  • picture of Sharon Daloz Parks, Ph.D. "In the 21st century, more than ever, we need transformational leaders throughout every institution and community. How do more students gain access to the kind of leadership development now required? With its innovative, integrated, and developmentally savvy design that invites and equips students to participate more intentionally in growing themselves and each other, Centenary Leadership offers a bold response to the transformational challenge."

    — Sharon Daloz Parks, Ph.D., Principal, Leadership for the New Commons; Author, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams and Leadership Can be Taught

  • picture of Nelson Baker, Ph.D. "Georgia Tech Professional Education is currently integrating key elements of leadership and human development into our advanced professional programs at the request of some of the world's leading technology companies. The cutting edge design and immersive quality of Centenary Leadership means that your graduates will be ahead of their peers and extremely valuable to their employers. In fact, I look forward to welcoming as many as possible into our programs."

    — Nelson Baker, Ph.D., Dean, Professional Education, Georgia Tech

  • picture of Robert N. Thomas, Ph.D.
    "The central principles of servant leadership are embedded in Centenary Leadership. This is a program to lead college students deeper into themselves and the world-and to help them discover how they can contribute their highest and best to what the world most needs."

    —Robert N. Thomas, Ph.D., Board Chair, Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

  • picture of F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D.
    "The core values of Woodward Academy-excellence, character, and opportunity-lie at the heart of Centenary Leadership, which features the most comprehensive model for developing transformational leaders at the collegiate level and beyond that I've ever seen. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd like for all of our graduates to experience such a program."

    — F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D., President, Woodward Academy
    Woodward Academy is the largest independent day school in the continental United States.

  • picture of Roy Craft "Dr. King famously said, 'This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists.' Centenary Leadership provides students with a 'World House' approach to living and learning, integrated with a comprehensive yet practical model of human growth and development for transformational leaders—the first I've seen. Centenary graduates will be equipped to join and create the kind of 'circles' that Dr. King envisioned and help build Dr. King's Beloved Community in the 21st century."

    —Roy Craft, Executive Director, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College

  • picture of Amy Lyman, Ph.D. "A defining characteristic of trustworthy leaders is their inclusive approach to leadership. Great organizations are built and sustained by leaders who are propelled forward by a desire to reach everyone. I am delighted to see 'connecting with others' and 'inclusion' as central elements of Centenary’s leadership model. The emphasis on inclusive practices, skill development and understanding will serve Centenary’s students well throughout college and beyond."

    —Amy Lyman, Ph.D., Author, The Trustworthy Leader: Leveraging the Power of Trust to Transform Your Organization
    Co-founder, Great Place to Work® Institute

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Here’s how we do it: Centenary Leadership

At Centenary, Student Development is Leadership Development. Students Learn, Live, and Lead together, stepping up to and responding to the Global Challenges of the 21st Century to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Centenary can help you transform the way you respond to the Global Challenges of the 21st Century.

  • find out what it means to Learn at Centenary

  • find out what it means to Live at Centenary

  • find out what it means to Lead at Centenary

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