Admission to the Dean’s Leadership class is extremely competitive.  Phase one of the selection process is based upon academic performance, student involvement, a cover letter and resume’.  Should a student move forward for selection to phase two a personal interview will be conducted by a committee of UK College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and past students.  Individuals applying for this elite program must have UK College of Engineering standing and be of junior or senior level classification (May ’17/Dec ’17/May ‘18/Dec ‘18 graduation).  The course carries a one hour course credit and is graded pass/fail.

Students are invited to submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Tony Colella ( by Monday, October 31st, 2016.  UK College of Engineering department chairs may also nominate student candidates for this class.  When submitting your information please indicate “Leadership Application – First Name, Last Name” in the subject line.  Phase two interviews will be held Friday, November 18th, 2016, and will be arranged after an initial review of cover letters and resumes by the selection committee.

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“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”
—Kenneth Blanchard