At the conclusion of each academic year, The Center for Leadership, Innovation and
Mentorship Building (CLIMB) honors a graduating senior from the College of Business
Administration who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or mentorship in school,
at work, and/or in the community. This year’s award is generously sponsored by Emilie and Mark Hersh.
This prestigious award is named after James R. Meindl, whose unique research and teaching
in the area of leadership had a tremendous impact on the field and inspired many of
his students and colleagues alike.
Nomination for the Award
Spring 2022 Nominations due by March 6th!
The winner should exemplify elements of the CLIMB's mission:
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
Demonstrates outstanding leadership/mentorship in school, at work, and/or in the community.
Must be a CoBA undergraduate student graduating within the 2021-2022 academic year.
Minimum GPA of 3.0.
Submit required statement and references (nominees will be emailed guidelines after
the close of nominations).
Be available for an interview with the selection committee (top candidates only).
Faculty member, student, or self nominations are accepted.
Fill out the form below which contains contact information for both the nominee and
the nominator (including e-mail addresses) and the reason for the nomination.