Values-based leadership in action

The Shelton Leadership Center’s mission is to inspire, educate, and develop values-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service.

About The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center

The Shelton Leadership Center was founded in 2002 by General Hugh Shelton following his retirement as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His desire to give back to his alma mater, North Carolina State University, prompted him to initiate a scholarship program. Soon, his efforts grew to include educational programs, camps, and organizational development training focused on developing the next generation of values-based leaders.

The Shelton Leadership Center’s values-based leadership development programs now reach youth, college students, and professionals at NC State University and other higher education institutions, corporations, government entities, nonprofits, and youth development organizations. His values-based leadership approach is based on five cornerstones: honesty, integrity, diversity, compassion, and social responsibility.

Mission, Vision, History

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General Shelton

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Distinguished Faculty of Leadership

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Today's student spotlight is Livy Tran, a member of the 2020-2022 cohort of the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program. Livy is a first-year majoring in Engineering from Wilmington, NC. Livy is passionate about golf and has been playing for over 10 years.

Register today at… NC State affiliated faculty, staff, and students can attend for free, but registration ahead of time is required.

NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack aims to help make sure everyone can adapt in difficult circumstances while meeting urgent and ongoing needs. Support us as we develop the next generation of values-based leaders. #GivingPack

You won't want to miss this years featured panelists. Visit… to read more about each panelist and to register for the virtual Shelton Leadership Forum.

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