JEPSON:  Leadership  for change. to inspire. for impact. with purpose. for life.

They came to the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies — not just to learn about leadership, but to become leaders.

Whether guiding teams or starting businesses of their own, Jepson graduates have been leading the way for 30 years.

In short: Jepson leaders succeed.

Leadership starts here

Established in 1992, Jepson was the first leadership degree program in the U.S.
Paul Jakubowski headshot

Overcoming the challenges of market uncertainty

Paul Jakubowski is a principal and head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Strategic Services at Vanguard, a registered investment advisor firm and the world’s largest provider of mutual funds. During 2022, a year of market volatility, his FP&A and Strategic Services department successfully led the effort to manage expenses across all Vanguard divisions.


Vanguard’s assets under management


Vanguard investors

Christie Getman headshot

Innovating to meet the needs of a developing nation

Christie Getman is the Nepal country director for the humanitarian nongovernmental organization Mercy Corps. She oversees all aspects of the NGO’s Nepal operation, including business development, fundraising, long-term development programming and emergency response. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented Mercy Corps Nepal with an award for digital innovation.


Mercy Corps Nepal portfolio in funding from multiple donors


Mercy Corps Nepal annual program participants

Headshot of Luke Parsons

Demystifying insurance for the mergers-and-acquisitions sector

Luke Parsons is partner and leader of the Private Equity Practice Group at Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the U.S. Working in the middle market sector, he assists private equity firms with the due diligence process prior to mergers and acquisitions and with their insurance and risk management needs after these transactions close.


middle-market transactions completed


average transaction size

Heidi Petz headshot

Navigating a business through uncharted waters

Heidi Petz is president and chief operating officer of the Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams Company, a global paints-and-coatings-products enterprise. She moved into this leadership position in March 2022 after successfully guiding two of the company’s operating groups through the COVID-19 pandemic, price increases, and raw material shortages.


Sherwin-Williams revenue in 2021


number of Sherwin-Williams employees

Lina Tori Jan, '20, speaking at a UNICEF event

Elevating the voices of Afghan women

Lina Tori Jan is an Afghanistan policy associate at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, an academic institute that highlights the roles of women in global peacemaking and economic security. She helps many Afghan women refugees advocate for women’s rights and advise the global community with policy recommendations for Afghanistan.


registered Afghan refugees worldwide


literacy rate of females in Afghanistan

In addition to being outstanding teachers, our faculty members serve as resources for national and international media.