Leadership class builds qualities that future employers want

Monday, July 28, 2008 | 2:13 p.m. CDT; updated 3:09 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 28, 2008

In the summer of 2007, Janai Norman, 19, learned about a relatively unknown leadership class at MU called the Chancellor's Leadership class. It is a yearlong, two-credit class for incoming freshmen, where students learn about leadership and then put the lessons into practice through service opportunities and class assignments. A friend of Norman's, whom she knew from her high school, had gone through the class as a freshman and encouraged her to apply. So she did, "reluctant, not really knowing what to expect from it," she said.