Posted March 26, 2020

LEAD21 Graduates Fifteenth Class

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Photo courtesy of LEAD21.

Taylor Epp, director of the Veterinary Nursing Program at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was one of 90 individuals completing the LEAD21 500 Internal Server Error

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Pictured (left to right): Mike O’Neill, LEAD21 program chair, from the University of Connecticut; Taylor Epp, director of the Veterinary Nursing Program at MSU; (far right) Brian Kowalkowski, LEAD21 board chair, from the College of Menominee Nation. Photo courtesy of LEAD21.

The primary purpose of LEAD21 is to develop leaders in land-grant institutions and their strategic partners who link research, academics and extension who can to lead more effectively in an increasingly complex environment, either in their current positions or future leadership positions.

Goals of LEAD21 are to enhance application of skills and knowledge across a set of nine leadership competencies, to develop a network of peer leaders to enhance personal leadership practice, collaboration and diversity of perspective and to develop and implement an individual’s leadership development process.

LEAD21 class 16 has been announced and will begin in June 2020. For more information about LEAD21, visit

Press release courtesy of LEAD21.