Formalized leadership development is not new to Seton Hall University. In 1995, the Stillman School of Business established the Leadership Development Honors Program, with support from Karen Boroff who was dean of the business school at that time. The program later named the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development in honor of Gerald P. Buccino ’63, Seton Hall Regent Emeritus and a nationally recognized pioneer of "turnaround management.”
This perennially award-winning program – ranked the #1 leadership development certificate program in the nation four years in a row – has been highly successful in developing extraordinary leaders with vision and purpose.
In 2017, the decision was made to expand the leadership initiative to a University-wide program. In this innovative, interdisciplinary approach to leadership development, students participate in experiential learning with fellow leadership students within their school or college and with students from across the University.
This expanded initiative is headed by LTC (retired) Bryan Price, Ph.D., its inaugural executive director. In addition to Stillman’s highly successful leadership development program led by Michael Reuter, there are six associate directors for the individual leadership programs within each school or college.