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Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program – 2018-2020 Members

The Shelton Leadership Center is proud to introduce the new cohort for the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program, representing all 10 colleges. Congratulations to all the students!! For more information…

Kris Castete UC Exploratory Studies
Hannah Caudill College of Ed Secondary Education: Mathematics
Katie Cusack CHASS Communications
Heaven Davis COE Chemical + Paper Science & Engineering
Kayla French CHASS Psychology
Nature Gore CALS Animal Science
Emma Harris Textiles Fashion Textile Design
Manika Hemmerich UC Exploratory Studies
Brailey Lee Design Architecture
LaRon Locklear CNR Wildlife Science
Liliana Moranchel COS Chemistry
Rylie Newman COS Human Biology
Madeline Newsome CALS Animal Science
Kishan Patel COE Computer Engineering
Lexi Pender PCOM Business
Yesi Pineda Reyes COS Life Sciences First Year – Genetics Intent
Kalynn Turner UC Exploratory Studies
Jai’Lynne Wilburn Textiles Fashion Textile Management

Hogs & Rags

The first, annual Hogs & Rags event was a success! Thanks to the Hogs & Rags group, the sponsors (including Johnson Lexus of Raleigh and Ray Price Harley-Davidson), volunteers, and participants, who helped raise $50,000 to support our student programs!!!

Summer Internships!

The Shelton Leadership Center will be hiring 4 college interns for the summer! Please click on the job description below for further information. Students can apply for the position by emailing Laura Pittman ( your resume and cover letter by Sunday, 2/12.
Please note that all applicants need to be currently enrolled in college at time of application. The position will directly support our Shelton Challenge leadership camps for high school students. It is a paid internship and the position runs from May 15-August 4th.

1st Annual Shelton Challenge Fall Day of Service

On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, the Shelton Leadership Center participated in Activate Good‘s 9/11 Remembrance Weekend of Service. The SLC, along with Shelton Scholars, Shelton Delegates, and summer Shelton Challenge graduates and staff, volunteered with Horses for Hope‘s Fall Hay Day. Hoses for Hope is an organization that offers therapeutic equine programs and camps to all ages and skill levels, to help promote the healing of the mind, body and soul, using horses as an interactive and dynamic tool.

We helped in so many areas–from the bake sale, live auction, children’s games, pony rides, cart pulls, horse grooming and tack to selling raffle and event tickets! In total, we had over 50 people representing the Shelton Leadership Center on Saturday.

Thank you all for volunteering your time, smiles and energy! It amazes us to see the impact the SLC is having in the Triangle community and beyond!

Barbara Mulkey to Lead Center

The General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, housed at NC State University, is pleased to welcome Barbara H. Mulkey, PE, who has been selected as its new Director following a nationwide search.

Barbara’s background leading a company and her commitment to enhancing education in NC uniquely positions her to assume the role of Director. Barbara is known for her role as the Founder of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants in 1993, from which she retired a year ago. During her roles as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Barbara provided the leadership under which Mulkey grew from a one-person home office to a Top 500 engineering company nationally.

Barbara has been an active supporter of her profession through numerous leadership roles such as President and National Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of NC, and her activities with the American Society of Civil Engineers, which named her a Fellow.

Her passion for education and improving the quality of life throughout North Carolina is evident through her many years of service on boards such as the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, the NC State Engineering Foundation, and the NC State Board of Trustees, which she chaired for two years. Currently, Barbara serves on the Research Triangle Foundation Board, and chairs the Triangle Universities Center for Academic Studies (TUCASI).

Responding to the question of why she chose this particular position at this time, Barbara replied, “I didn’t foresee beginning another career. But when this opportunity came along, I saw that this was an opportunity to work full time with an organization whose mission is so similar to my own personal mission. Working under the leadership of a man like General Shelton to promote values-based leadership throughout the University and the world, with the incredible resources of NC State faculty and staff, is not something I could pass up. I wake up each morning energized and excited about working with my colleagues in a culture of excellence and ethics.”

Barbara’s immediate goals will be to update the long range plan for the Center and to enhance the marketing and branding strategy to make a larger audience aware of the many programs offered by the Center, which include summer leadership camps for high schoolers, internships and scholarship for college students, and courses and other curricula for students and organization a management an leadership.

2016 Shelton Challenge Staff Applications & Updates

If you want to apply to be a staff member for the 2016 Shelton Challenge, please submit your applications by the following deadlines.

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About the Challenge
The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.  Read More…

Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (24SLC)


The Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives minor is a 15-hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership perspectives from a variety of academic fields of study. The coursework is composed of courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. The student has the opportunity to select the specific courses which best fulfill his/her needs while maintaining a broad perspective on leadership across fields of study. The student in the minor may be preparing for graduate work or any field of study within the university.


  • Completion of a minimum of 15 required credit hours.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) or S/U basis.
  • Four college discipline areas need to be represented toward minor requirements.
  • The program coordinator will certify the minor prior to graduation.
  • A minimum of 12 of the 15 required hours must be completed at NC State.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the final semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification must be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
  • Students are required to take one 3hr course, SLC 250.
  • In addition, there are three categories related to leadership that students need to select courses: Cross-Functioning Teams; Ethics/Values; and Leadership.
  • Students are required to take 3hrs from each category, totaling 12hrs toward the minor.
  • For the remaining 3hrs, students can select from any of the three categories to meet requirements of the 15 credit hour minor

Required Courses (3 hours)

Elective Courses

Cross-Functioning Teams (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • El 201 Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 205 International Leadership for the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 302 Diversity and Leadership in the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes
  • USC 240 Leadership  and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • NS210 Leadership and Management (No pre-requisite)

Values/Ethics (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 323 Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • AEE 332 Youth Leadership Development (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • EAC 301 Introduction to Leadership Fundamentals (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • MIE 306 Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • MS 101 Introduction  to Leadership and Values I (Prerequisite: Class Level= Freshman or Sophomore)
  • NS 420 Leadership and Ethics (Prerequisite: Class Level = Senior)
  • PRT/HESM  215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership  (No prerequisite)
  • SLC 300 Leading with an Ethical Perspective

Leadership (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 434 Collaborative Leadership: Building Partnerships Across Community Programs  (AEE 323 encouraged but not required)
  • AEE 460 Organizational Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AFS 344 Leadership in African American  Communities  (No prerequisite)
  • AS 321 –Air Force Leadership Studies I (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • AS 322- Air Force Leadership Studies II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • COM 466 Nonprofit Leadership & Development (No prerequisite)
  • EMA 110 Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship (No prerequisite)
  • HESA 229: Scuba Leadership (Prerequisite: HESA 227 or equivalent
  • PRT/HESM 215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership (No
  • LPS 200: Introduction to Public Leadership (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MS 201 Intermediate Leadership Theory (No prerequisite)
  • MS 301 Military Leadership and Training Management (Prerequisite:
    ROTC advanced course cadet)
  • PRT 359: Leadership and Supervision in Recreation (Prerequisite: PRT
  • SLC 450 Applied Leadership Skill-Building within an Internship Experience


Students are required to meet with the contact person for the minor to discuss expectations established for the Leadership: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives minor and complete an application form.


Dr. Acker will certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Debbie Reno Acker
210 McKimmon Center

SIS Code: 24SLC