May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Leadership

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School of Leadership
Bell Hall Suite 174
4195 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104-0111
Phone: 269.471.6580 or 269.471.3487
Toll Free:  1.888.717.6247
Fax: 269.471.6560

Undergraduate Leadership Program
Nethery Hall 137
4141 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104
Phone: 269.471.6636
Texting Phone: 269.635.0324


Bordes Henry-Saturné, Chair
Sharon Aka
Christon Arthur
Erich Baumgartner
Jay Brand
Gustavo Gregorutti
Sung Kwon
Janet Ledesma
Pardon Mwansa
Robson Marinho
Randy Siebold

Adjunct Faculty
William Colwell 
Duane Covrig
Ralph Chatoor
Jerrell Gilkeson
Sheila Holder
Dennis Lundgren
M. Diana Ming
Cesiah Pimentel Melendez
Juan Prestol-Puesán
Christiane Theiss

Sylvia Gonzalez
Shirley Freed
Lyndon G. Furst
Gary D. Gifford
James R. Jeffery
Edward A. Streeter


The School of Leadership develops a community of scholar practitioners who transform the power of knowledge into service. Its core values include community, service, integrated life and human dignity.


    CertificateMinorEducational Leadership

    Educational Leadership programs at Andrews University are designed to prepare administrators for the opportunities in school leadership as principals, superintendents or supervisors. Whether you are an individual seeking to be mentored, a seasoned administrator, or an aspiring school leader who wishes to enroll in a program that respects and uses your past experiences, we are ready to serve you in ways that meet your needs.

    Educational Leadership programs are guided by ten standards. The first six standards are derived from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), which is identified by our accrediting body, the National Council of Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE), as the appropriate council to provide guidance for K–12 Educational programs. The additional four standards have been added in consultation with educational leaders in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

    Higher Education Administration

    Higher Education is one of the fastest growing areas of education in the world today. Graduates at the master level typically work in administrative and executive positions in student services such as enrollment, admissions, financial services, athletics and residence halls. The program serves those who wish to pursue careers and academic positions in teaching and research in colleges and universities, as well as corporate training or policy making positions at the private and state level. The curriculum has an international focus that includes visiting international universities to interact with faculty and students of institutions in different countries around the world.

    The mission of the Higher Education Administratoin program is to empower diverse scholar-practitioners for service in national and international colleges and universities, committed to Christian values and high professional standards.


    The undergraduate Leadership program is designed to assist students in maximizing their natural leadership potential. While leadership growth is a lifelong process—one that will obviously continue beyond the undergraduate college years—participation in the Leadership Program provides a vital grounding in leadership thinking and practice that places graduates ahead of their peers in terms of self-knowledge, creativity, positive change, interpersonal communication, teamwork, engaged citizenship and many other traits.

    Undergraduate participants may pursue any of three tracks in approaching their leadership development, depending on what works best for the individual. Some may wish to take advantage of an individual course, created especially for those seeking a single game-changing elective. Those students who would like a more in-depth leadership experience can opt for the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate (see above). The certificate embeds in their current academic program, allowing for maximum flexibility. Still others will want to pursue the most complete opportunity by accomplishing the Leadership Minor (see above). Any Andrews student should be able to take part in this program without adjusting the course of study for their major.

    The graduate Leadership programs represent a new concept in graduate education. It is offered by the School of Education as an international and interdisciplinary collaborative graduate program. It is designed to meet the needs of mid-career leaders and to provide an innovative and highly flexible program allowing self-motivated learners the opportunity to pursue an MA, EdS, or PhD degree in the context of a learning community, without requiring a move of their families or a break in their careers. Participants in this interdisciplinary program come from a variety of professional backgrounds including healthcare, business, education, pastoring, the military, and government.


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