About CLIMB     

Mission

The mission of the Center is to foster the development of effective leaders at all levels: individual, team, organization, and community. This mission is achieved by promoting innovative leadership research and by offering educational programs and mentoring opportunities to current and aspiring leaders.

Goals

  • Conduct research on leadership and related areas such as mentoring
  • Present papers at professional conferences
  • Develop student awards for leadership
  • Promote student and faculty interactions with business leaders
  • Organize and support leadership seminars
  • Create collaborations with other leadership centers, both domestic and international
  • Offer leadership development programs

Organization

Executive Director
Rajnandini (Raj) Pillai, Ph.D.
Professor
Management and Organizational Behavior

Director
Jeffrey C. Kohles, Ph.D.
Professor
Management and Organizational Behavior

Faculty Associates
Bennett Cherry, Ph.D.
Kathleen Watson, Ph.D.

Research Affiliates
Michelle C. Bligh, Ph.D.
Claremont Graduate University

Troy Nielson, Ph.D.
BYU, Marriott School

Ex-Officio
Sharon M. Lightner, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Business Administration