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Division of Student Affairs

Student Leadership Development Fund

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Division of Student Affairs

238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3301
Fax: 610-436-2480

Name: Dr. Zebulun Davenport, Ph.D.
Position: Vice President

Student Leadership Development Fund

A Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs

Leadership skills are a key to success regardless of the career path students choose. Therefore, the development and refinement of leadership abilities is an important part of our students' overall educational experience at West Chester University. Student leaders work hard to make a difference and enhance University life. Simultaneously, student leadership opportunities serve as a "learning lab" as students develop a package of life-long skills that will benefit them in a variety of future employment settings.

In 2000, a Student Affairs Endowment Fund was created as part of the University's "Campaign for Excellence." The fund was developed to provide a special source of revenue specifically dedicated to developing, expanding, and emphasizing student leadership programs at WCU. Initial financial support from former student leaders has been encouraging, and as a result the fund and our leadership opportunities have grown. However, there still exists unmet needs, and with your help, we will continue to expand the leadership training and development offerings for current and future WCU student leaders.

To support existing and new student leadership opportunities, the Student Affairs Endowment Fund has been renamed the Student Leadership Development Fund. Descriptions and examples of leadership programs are available here.

Please consider supporting the Student Leadership Development Fund with a gift or pledge. Contributions from alumni, parents, and friends of the University are critical to providing students with leadership development experiences that will contribute to their success. Thank you so much for your consideration and please know that WCU students will be most appreciative of this support as you leave a "legacy of leadership" for them in years to come!

Dr. Zebulun Davenport
Vice President for Student Affairs


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to assist you in making a gift to the Student Leadership Development Fund.

Student Leadership and Involvement: Funding Priorities

  • The Leadership Resource Center
  • Student Involvement Fair
  • Women Leading Up!
  • Student Leader Awards
  • The Co-Curricular Portfolio
  • Student Government Diversity Training
  • PASSHE Women's Leadership Summer Institute

Currently Sponsored by State Farm Insurance Company

  • The Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • The Executive Leadership Series
  • Executive Leader Retreat
  • SAIL (Students Actively Involved In Leadership)

Currently Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car

  • Global Leadership Series
  • Multicultural Affairs Dress for Success
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