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Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership

The Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership at Ohio University provides dynamic leadership and management focused programs designed to help you discover and develop your inner leader. The advanced leadership development of students in all Walter Center Programs is what makes them stand out and sought after by top companies. Much thought and research goes into the selection of curriculum and assessments for each program — hand-selected to stay relevant and effective.

The goal for undergraduate leadership development is similar to what one would expect in a corporate environment. Each class's facilitative and reflective nature allows for collaborative sharing and deep conversation. Time spent together mustn't feel like a class, so the traditional curriculum is light. Instead, all the focus comes from the premise of Principle-Centered Leadership.

These five elements are what the Walter Center believes are crucial to developing next-generation leaders that differentiate them and accelerate their careers:


Leadership Curriculum

Executive Engagement Field Experience


Servant Leadership

"Leadership development programs provide a compelling pathway for students to be more prepared and more employable."

—Harvard Business Review

Job Placement at Graduation
Job Placement Within 3 Months
Average GPA / 3.15 National Average
9.4 / 10
Program Satisfaction

Alumni Leading the World

Where Are They Now?

Heat map of the United States that shows where Walter Center alumni live now. There is a large concentration in and around Ohio, a few in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Alumni are also in Bangaluru, India, Dublin, Ireland, and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Alumni are also in:

  • Bangaluru, India
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Top 5 Companies

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What Are They Making?

$62,000 average starting salary for Walter Center graduates

Walter Center for Strategic Leadership

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Thursday, September 29

“Doing the extra 1% is the easiest thing to do, and it is what differentiates you. So, take it. Do it,” said Greg Robinson

Tuesday, August 9

At the beginning of the Spring semester, Amy Toth and Tom Marchese became the new Co-Directors of The Emerging Leaders Program.

Friday, July 8

This year marked the 10th and final Alumni Day with Tim and Tammy Reynolds as directors of the program.