Roger C. Stewart

Roger C. Stewart, an alum and longtime supporter of Purdue University, has supported the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative (LPDI) though a generous donation. The LPDI promotes student success by helping undergraduates learn how to lead in the classroom, workplace, community and world.  With his gift, the director's position was renamed the Roger C. Stewart Director of the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative, which is under the vice provost for student life and vice provost for teaching and learning.  The Roger C. Stewart LEAP (Leadership Experience at Purdue) program was also created to provide a first-year leadership and professional development experience.  LEAP begins with undergraduate orientation programs, where first-year students are taught the importance of leadership and professional development. All first-year students take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help them determine where their leadership skills are and to help develop them.

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