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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Program History

kayla and leninThe need for leadership development at Columbus State University gained momentum during the late 1990s. Faculty, staff, the administration and community members, led by William B. Turner, believed servant leadership demanded attention and growth in Columbus.

In 1999, Turner and former CSU President Frank Brown merged their leadership visions to create the Servant Leadership Program. Today, the thriving four-year comprehensive undergraduate program incorporates leadership theory, practice, experiential learning, modeling and mentoring to prepare the next generation of leaders to be service-centered citizens in communities across the globe.


Transforming the world by empowering students and others to lead with a lifelong commitment to service.


Through a widely-recognized community and university collaboration, the Columbus State University Servant Leadership Program provides students with learning experiences that create growing, self-aware, well-balanced, and insightful servant leaders, enriching the community and the world, while serving as a model for others to follow.

Institutional Support Services Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

Servant Leadership Publication