About the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
“Creating a Vibrant, Healthy, and Impactful Community that Supports Women’s Success in Academia, Leadership Excellence, and Belonging”
The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence serves as a catalyst for developing leadership for the 21st century. The center started with the generous donation from Susan Butler who had a vision for developing women leaders in academia.
The Butler Center provides research support, educational seminars, workshops, and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types particularly colleges and universities. The mission of the center is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that helps advance and broaden representation in academic decision making.
1. Enhance the leadership aspirations and capacity of early-career faculty and staff through psychological empowerment and evidence-based work-life management training2. Develop women leaders from underrepresented backgrounds through authentic and purposeful community3. Energize and intensify leadership excellence among advanced-career faculty and staff through job crafting support and prosocial alliance