The Pryor Center for Leadership Development

Preparing Students for Leadership and Service

Recognized internationally, the Pryor Leadership Studies Program is an academic program that is experience-based. It is one of the distinctive programs of William Jewell College and is housed in the Fred & Shirley Pryor Center for Leadership Development. The Pryor Leadership Studies Program is internationally-recognized and one of the top leadership programs in the nation. This 3-year program will complement any major or degree program and prepare you to be a leader in your company/organization and community. 

During the first semester, you complete a Cornerstone Course that teaches leadership theory and helps you learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your own leadership style. You also write a Growth Plan to guide personal leadership development.

As a Pryor Fellow, you engage in several significant learning experiences. An Outward Bound trip allows you to: practice leadership and team building in the Florida Everglades. A Vocational Internship helps you explore your career interests and a Volunteer internship allows you to practice servant leadership. You have interaction with professional and community leaders.

In the last semester, you participate in a comprehensive Capstone Course that asks you to complete a group Leadership Legacy project and assists you in making the transition into the world of work.


CLICK HERE read more about the significant impact of the Pryor Leadership Legacy Projects.

For more information about the Pryor Leadership Fellows Program, please contact Kevin Shaffstall.

"Part of the Outward Bound trip is to spend two days alone on a beach in the Everglades. It’s a time for reflecting, learning, meditating. I grew so much spiritually and emotionally, realizing for the first time that changing and adapting goals is a part of life, that you need to be open because sometimes life doesn’t always take us where we expect to go."

--Pryor Leadership Studies Program student




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17 S. Jewell Street | Liberty, MO 64068
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