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General Shelton speaking in front of a Leadership Forum banner.

Nov 12, 2019

Shelton Forum to Focus on Ethical Leadership During Difficult Times

Three prominent leaders -- Jim Kouzes, Jim Whitehnurst and Natalie Nixon -- will serve as featured speakers at NC State’s Shelton Leadership Forum this Friday, Nov. 15, at the McKimmon Center. The one-day forum, celebrating its 18th anniversary, also will feature a panel session of small business leaders focusing on highly successful NC State alumni who demonstrate the “think and do” mentality. 

Toinette Powers in Spain

Nov 5, 2019

Busy Turning Dreams into Reality

From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, College of Humanities and Social Sciences student Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future. 

Oct 29, 2019

Shelton Speaker Series Continues with Owens

The inaugural Shelton Speaker Series, open to the campus community, focuses on how seven NC State alumni have used their university experiences to become leaders in unexpected careers. The next session on Nov. 11 will feature Dr. Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., as well as former chair of NC State's Board of Trustees. 

General Shelton speaking in front of a Leadership Forum banner.

Oct 8, 2019

Registration Open for This Year’s Shelton Leadership Forum

The forum, a nationally recognized event heading into its 18th successful year, welcomes participants from all over North Carolina and from surrounding states for a day focused on practical lessons in values-based leadership. Networking opportunities are plentiful with an audience of corporate and emerging leaders. This year's keynote speakers include Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat; Natalie Nixon, president of Figure 8 Thinking; and Jim Kouzes, author of the bestseller The Leadership Challenge. 

students pose in Prague

Jul 30, 2019

NC State Launches Minor in Global Leadership and Team Decision Making

The minor open to all NC State undergraduates features 12 hours earned abroad during a spring semester program taking place in three European countries and co-taught by an interdisciplinary faculty team from the university and its partner institutions. Debbie Acker, senior associate director for operations and academic programs for the Shelton Leadership Center, led development and partnership-building for the unique minor; philanthropy enables more students to participate. 

Nov 9, 2018

Video: Shelton Leadership Center Provides Extraordinary Opportunities

In a new video, students share how the Shelton Leadership Center and Chancellor's Leadership Development Program has enriched their time at NC State. With the support of NC State alumnus Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, USA (R) and other donors, the center inspires, educates and develops values-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics and selfless service. 

Latinx Heritage Month Sept 15 to Oct 15

Oct 9, 2018

Latinx Heritage Month Display Conveys Dreams, Stories of Poole College Students

Dreams and Stories – Sueños y Cuentos – showcases reflections about the value gained from their parents and their Latinx heritage from five Poole College of Management students, including Chancellor's Leadership Development Program participant Josue Hernandez. The display is on the third floor of Nelson Hall, near the auditorium. 

General Shelton speaking in front of a Leadership Forum banner.

Sep 4, 2018

Registration Is Open for the 17th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum

Registration is open for this year's Shelton Leadership Forum, which has the theme of Leadership Through the Decades: How Our Past Influences Our Future. The 17th annual edition of the forum will take place Nov. 9 and feature speakers that include Jean Davis, Dario Gil, Terry Jones, Janet Ramey, Sepi Saidi, Pam Townsend and Jack Uldrich. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Aug 14, 2018

Shelton Leadership Center Announces Program Participants

The Shelton Leadership Center has selected the new cohort for the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program. The two-year program aims to help students from across the university maximize their leadership skills through experiential learning and self-discovery, and it particularly targets first-generation college students, students from rural counties and students underrepresented within their field of study. 

May 15, 2018

Red Hat Provides $1 Million Gift to Shelton Challenge

The Red Hat Shelton Challenge will enroll about 800 high school students from across North Carolina this summer for an intensive leadership experience.