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Robe Institute History and Mission


Established in 1996 by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, the T. Richard and Eleanora K. Robe Leadership Institute encourages and promotes effective leadership among the Russ College’s students, faculty, and staff.

The institute’s mission is to:

  • Provide a focal point in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology for the understanding of leadership and to promote effective leadership among students, faculty, and staff of the College.
  • Educate students about the fundamentals and importance of effective leadership in professional practice in order to better serve their professions and society.
  • Encourage students with leadership aptitudes and interest to study in the Russ College at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.