Falcon Leadership Institute

The Falcon Leadership Institute develops emerging leaders with the confidence, ability, and passion to be active and engaged leaders in their communities.  Through the one-semester leadership development course, FLI participants have the opportunity to attend a weekend leadership retreat, plan and implement a service project, and gain invaluable leadership experiences and insights during their first semester at BGSU. 

Apply for the Falcon Leadership Institute

Applications are currently open for the Fall 2018 semester and reopen every spring for the following Fall semester’s incoming cohort. To apply for FLI for the upcoming academic year, interested students must be admitted into BGSU as an incoming first-year student for the Fall of 2018.  Applications are due by 11:59pm on April 15th, 2018. Please click the “Apply Now” button below and follow the instructions detailed at the link.


The Center for Leadership’s Falcon Leadership Institute develops self-aware leaders who have the skills to build professional networks and create personal connections within their cohort and throughout campus. Additionally, FLI helps each student develop skills most sought after by future employers, including decision making, communication, and ability to work in a team structure. Guided by the ideals of servant leadership, students participate in service-learning and leadership projects that enhance the community. Participants begin earning the BGSU Leadership Certificate by learning the skills and competencies necessary for a successful life and career.

Instructor: Megan Arnold
Graduate Intern: Emalie Chandras
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Ben Myers

Kimberly Brandle
Alyssa Brose
Ethan Daub
Stephanie Esterle
Maddison Fortman
Lauren Galloway
Richard Harrison Carter
Caitlyn McNulty
Estee Miller
Hannah Natzke
Jacob Newberg
Devany O'Neal
Jordan Parker
Constance Rathert
Alyssa Sansavera
Nathan Schwieterman
Andrea Sedlacek
Timothy Selhorst
Corynn Spahr
Kelsie Vaillant
Tiffany Voland

Instructors: Dr. Julie Snyder and Graduate Assistant Aryn Lipnieki

Paige Barton
Dominique Buchanan
Marissa Garrett
Audra Gill
Rebecca Good
David Homoelle
Kirsten Jones
Khayla Law
Chloe Metcalf
Amber Nunez
Nicholas Ocampo
Griffin Patterson
Kathryn Smith
Madalyn Smith
Lauren Strauss
Nioka Thacker
David Via
Ashlyn Victoria
Madelyn Wilkinson
Noel Wuesthoff
Ryan Zampounis
Molly Pierce

Instructors: Dr. Julie Snyder and Undergraduate Assistant Alison Bailey

Leah Allison
Allison Beaupry
Kathleen Blake
Abbianne Coil
Katelyn Eisenmann
Shelesha Evans
Stacey Fogt
Zu Forshee
Emily Heider
Diondre Lowery
BreAysia Moorer
Benjamin Myers
Madison Oettinger
Gabrielle Owens
Hanna Pittman
Devyn Russell
William Seger
Kyle Szwajkos
Isaiah Vazquez

Instructors: Dr. Julie Snyder

Alexa Busby
Rebecca Erwin
Shakeela Gary
Austin Gilbert
Sierra Mathews
Christina Moore
Halle Newson
Alexis Nichols
Nadia Oehler

Stephanie Surblis
Nick Frank
Maggie Dorian
Alyssa Collert
Dominic Badea