Leadership Council


The Leadership Council is comprised of successful alumni and friends who advise the Dean on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, internships, faculty engagement, and alumni affairs.

Council members seek to promote the Honors College mission and serve for an initial three-year term with an option for reappointment to an additional term. The Council hosts two on-campus meetings each year in the fall and spring, and members are asked to make every effort to attend (meeting dates are set several months in advance). Typical priorities discussed during Leadership Council meetings include student networking, fundraising, and alumni engagement.

Members of Leadership Council are expected to support the BGSU Honors College. Leadership Circle is a distinguished and dedicated group of donors who support BGSU by contributing $1,000 or more to the fund of their choice annually. New alumni members make annual pledges during their tenure on council. This generous investment helps the University:

  • Provide unique learning opportunities, professional development experiences, and scholarships for students.
  • Recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff to educate our students.
  • Elevate classrooms and laboratories with advanced technology and essential materials.
  • Propel academic, extracurricular, and public service programs to national prominence.
  • Membership is made up of up to 13 Leadership Circle members and 2 new alumni (those graduating within the last five years).

Current Members

Former council members, service, and last year served on Council

  • Dennis Bentley (1996)
  • Bethany Bryant (1991)
  • Kathy Cleveland-Bull (1983, 1985)
  • Craig Dorn (1985)
  • Paul Haas, former Honors Program Director, (2018)
  • Shirley Levey
  • Mary Lee McGranaghan (1980)
  • Rich Williams
  • Jamie (1982, 1984) and Carrie Young (1983)

Updated: 08/23/2023 10:35AM