The Honors College hosts First- and Second-Year Honors Leadership Programs. These scholarship programs are focused on helping students develop leadership and networking skills while making connections with engaging academic and industry leaders. Additionally, our students engage in a variety of leadership opportunities throughout the university and beyond.
How to apply
Selected applicants who are admitted to WSU and the Honors College are invited to join the First-Year Honors Leadership Program.
First-Year Honors Leadership Program
The First-Year Honors Leadership Program (FHLP) is designed to help students develop their leadership skills, explore how leaders can facilitate effective teamwork, and learn from leaders in a range of different fields. This program is open to a maximum of thirty incoming Honors College students, and is made possible by corporate and private support.
Highlights of the Fall 2016 First-Year Honors Leadership Program included:
- WSU President Dr. Kirk Schulz who led a discussion and Q&A session on developing leadership skills and becoming an effective leader
- Lindsey Elhart, a 2014 Honors College graduate and manager of Asia Pacific and India contracts, The Boeing Company
- Professor Bill Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs. Dr. Kabasenche’s research interests include bioethics, ethics, and moral psychology
- Terry Mutter (’84), Director of Creative and Information Services, The Boeing Company
- Fun activities about personalities, body language, motivation, and leadership styles
In addition to the Honors Leadership Programs, there are additional leadership opportunities for our students through the Honors College, students’ academic colleges, and Washington State University as a whole.
Honors 298 Spring 2018 Guest Speakers
All speakers will present in the Honors Lounge from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the given dates.
Dr. Noel Schulz Washington State University First Lady and Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Michael ScottPrincipal Economist and Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Ret.) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2007)
Dr. Asif ChaudhryU.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova (Ret.) and Vice President for International Programs
Lewis LeeCo-founder and partner, Lee and Hayes
Steve CrownVice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, at Microsoft Corporation and President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars
Robin TwymanConsul United Kingdom Government Office in Seattle
Capt. Craig BombenVice President of Flight Operations for Boeing Test & Evaluation and Enterprise Chief Test Pilot
Dr. Jeffrey FranksInternational Monetary Fund Offices in Europe and Senior Resident Representative to the European Union