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Jan 10, 2014 7:15 AM by Kristen Holloway

An Academic Minor in "Leadership" is Now Offered at UL

This semester UL students can look forward to enrolling in new courses to obtain a minor in "Leadership".

Ashley Mudd, a former student government association president created the new academic minor. School leaders say the program will focus on developing effective communication and applied leadership skills.

"I really hope that it can teach students how to become leaders in their respected profession," said Mudd.

Dr. Jordan Kellman says Ashley is unique because she did all the leg work during her senior year.

"It's very unusual for a student to take the initiative to come up with an idea for a course of study and take on the project," said Kellman.

Kellman says the 18-hour concentration in leadership is a very rich way of expanding students knowledge base.

"As the job market get more and more competitive and more and more people are graduating with bachelor degrees students are increasing seeing having a minor as a leg up," said Kellman.

"I hope that students that decide to enroll in this minor really look this as an opportunity to make themselves more marketable," said Mudd.

If you're interested in this minor it's available this spring. The last day to add classes according to the academic calendar is January 22nd.

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