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.
Greg Efthimiou headshot

Leading workforce communications for a Fortune 100 company

Greg Efthimiou is Vice President of Internal Communications and Community Relations at Honeywell, a Charlotte, N.C.-based Fortune 100 industrial technology company. For the past two years, his team has inspired employees with stories of the company’s technological innovations designed to combat the pandemic.


number of Honeywell employees


number of countries where Honeywell employees live and work

Alison Mangiero speaking at the 2019 TQuorum Global Summit

Advancing blockchain technology and policy

Alison Mangiero is Acting Executive Director of Proof of Stake Alliance (POSA), an organization that advocates for better public policy for blockchain technology’s staking industry. In addition, as founder and President of the technology company TQ, she has led efforts to incubate new ventures and build products, open source software, and other public goods on the Tezos blockchain.


market cap for top 30 proof-of-stake digital assets

7 of 10

of the top cryptocurrencies (excluding stablecoins) use proof-of-stake-based technologies

Maurice Henderson headshot

Driving transportation solutions that improve lives

Maurice Henderson is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He collaborates with government officials and ordinary citizens to promote solutions to access, affordability, environmental sustainability, and equitable infrastructure in the transportation sector.


in total spending in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill


in new spending to improve the nation’s outdated transportation infrastructure

Tim Betzbatchenko

Assembling a winning team

Tim Bezbatchenko is President of the Columbus Crew SC, one of the original 10 franchises in Major League Soccer. In his first two years, Bezbatchenko oversaw multiple milestones, including the groundbreaking for a new stadium and training facility, a multi-year sponsorship with Nationwide Insurance, and the formation of a reserve team.

$310+ M

cost of stadium project


MLS championships in 4 years (Toronto FC in 2017, Columbus Crew in 2020)

Lynsay Belshe by VT monitoring screens

Directing operations at a large university

Lynsay Belshe is Vice President for Enterprise Administrative and Business Services at Virginia Tech. She leads six critical operations units responsible for the safety, security, transportation, and mail for the university’s 235 buildings, 2,600 acres, and one Blacksburg campus airport.





Griffin Trau standing by the University's Carole Weinstein International Center

Connecting national identities to policy

As a Strategy Analyst and Policy Lead in Government and Public Services at Deloitte Consulting, Griffin Trau works on the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He explores the role of national identities in shaping domestic and foreign policies. Trau will continue his research at Beijing’s Tsinghua University this summer as a Schwarzman Scholar.


U.S. states and territories targeted in the federal government’s COVID-19 response


the percentage of applicants selected as Schwarzman Scholars

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