The Department of Student Leadership aspires to develop personally grounded, socially engaged, and globally aware student leaders with the capacity to transform the future.  


The Department of Student Leadership’s mission is to provide intentional programming, experiences, and opportunities for students to:  

  • Engage in self-discovery and personal responsibility  
  • Connect to their communities through collaboration
  • Create impact and positive change 


  • Karen Boettler headshot

    Asst Director, Student Leadership Development
    (470) 578-2688
    ST 269C

    Karen Boettler  

    Assistant Director, Leadership Development  

  • Judy Craven

    Director, Leadership Development
    (470) 578-2331
    A 230J

    Judy Craven  

    Director, Leadership Development                         

  • Lucy Olliff

    Program Coordinator, Student Leadership Development
    (470) 578-2716
    A 230

    Lucy Olliff  

    Coordinator, Leadership Development-Marietta  

  • Melanie Bandoo

    Program Coordinator, Student Leadership Development

    Melanie Bandoo  

    Coordinator, Leadership Development-Kennesaw  


We Believe

Leadership involves individual choices through social actions to positively impact moments that matter. Leaders understand all moments matter!

Leadership students in a huddle
Leadership students sitting in a circle

Leadership students gathered together in front of mural