About the Marvin Center

About the Marvin Center

Aspiring to develop leaders who serve their communities and lead for the public good

About the Marvin Center

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement fosters students' sense of belonging through meaningful and productive experiences.  We are dedicated to empowering students to design their leadership journey and create positive change in their communities.

Through workshops, classes, and special programs, we take students through every facet of leadership. They learn to lead with integrity and get others excited about getting involved. They learn the real meaning of group dynamics and how to create a team that works as one to achieve its goals. Students learn how to engage others and how to settle conflicts. We give them direction on how to network, broaden their reach, and excel in their missions. We teach them that leaders never stop learning.

About Ray Marvin

Learn more about Ray Marvin and his impact at BGSU.

Meet Our Team

Discover the staff that make our programs a reality.

Making the Connection

No matter what their major is, Bowling Green State University ensures that its students make fundamental and lifelong connections in learning - whether they plan to teach music, market the latest technology, or focus on international relations.

Vision

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement aspires to develop leaders who serve their communities and lead for the public good. 

Mission

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement fosters students' sense of belonging through meaningful and productive experiences.  We are dedicated to empowering students to design their leadership journey and create positive change in their communities.

We immerse our students in programs that embrace intellectual skills, general and specialized knowledge, and personal and social responsibility.

The Marvin Center plays a critical role in helping students achieve these outcomes, especially in learning how to engage others in action. Our programs help students understand that leadership is their ability to influence, show mutual respect, and develop a spirit of compromise and goal setting.

The Marvin Center encourages all students to explore and enhance their personal leadership skills and earn the BGSU Leadership Achievement Award.

Who is Ray Marvin?

C. Raymond Marvin is a private investor in the telecommunications field. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Liberal Arts in 1960 and from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1963.  In 2017, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of liberal arts from Bowling Green State University. 

While a student at BGSU, Ray was a member of SICSIC, Omicron Delta Kappa, Falcon Marching Band, Forensics Team, Student Council, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. 

Learn more about Ray Marvin

Updated: 05/11/2022 04:46PM