Academic Program
Alisha Vincent
McGovern Center Director

The McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service offers both a major and minor in Leadership and Public Service (PSL) through study at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Leadership is a relatively new academic discipline that offers exciting possibilities for almost any chosen career field. Students are encouraged to strengthen their marketability by double majoring or pursuing a minor in a field that will compliment their studies in PSL. Graduates of the program are introduced to the many theories and models of leadership that are applicable in any setting.

Ethics, communication skills, critical analysis and practical experience (especially internships) are critical education components stressed throughout the curriculum. Students who graduate from the program can expect to find employment in the government agencies, business, non-profits, public service (including political office), and just about any field imaginable.

Click here to learn more about the Leadership and Public Service major and minor.
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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Copyright © 2014 Dakota Wesleyan University
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