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Gary M. Morgan

Gary M. Morgan

Gary has taught student leadership at universities of all sizes for the past 20 years including Georgetown University, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Boston College. He has served as a dean, director,  and faculty member at campuses from 1,200 to 53,000 students and directed programs with student programming boards, student governments, fraternities and sororities, residence life, new student orientation, student unions, volunteer services, judicial affairs, and many other areas. Gary has always held positions that are focused on developing students as leaders.

Gary directed the leadership development program at the University of Central Florida; the third largest university in the United States. The cornerstone of this program was an award winning, selective leadership program as well as new undergraduate minor and certificate programs in leadership studies. During the time that Gary directed these programs, they enjoyed the highest retention, academic, and graduation rates on campus. He has created and developed new leadership development experiences, improved established programs, and created academic credentials in leadership education.

Gary has developed leadership education programs for high school students in Upward Bound (TRIO grant program)leadership and personal development for local foster youth, and young leaders ages 10 and up throughout the country. He has consulted on program design and developed leadership content for young leaders across the globe, most recently leading a design group to develop leadership content delivered to 93,000 young leaders between 14 and 18 years old.

Gary is a Master Facilitator Candidate for The Leadership Challenge™, is the co-developer of the Student Leadership Challenge training programs and other content, is a Certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, and has founded the Student Leadership Excellence Academy and is actively involved in creating new student leadership education and development materials for Jossey-Bass, and Imprint of Wiley Publishing.

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"[The Student Leadership Challenge] (book) is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings. workshops, and retreats."
– Laura Osteen
Florida State University

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"The student examples inspire the reader and show us that running into bumps along the way is not only normal, but that you can approach the challenges with confidence and practical solutions."
– Amanda Crowell Itliong
Stanford University

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"This is a great opportunity for any person looking to develop a program that involves The Student Leadership Challenge."
– Miguel Trevino
Texas A&M International University

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"Employers are looking for students who have content knowledge and practical experience working in teams and leading others. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent example of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks that can get you noticed by a potential employer."
– Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs
University of West Florida

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"Within the academy, we are constantly seeking additional tools to assist us in teaching the valuable lesson of leadership development for students. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent resource to assist in the important goal of helping students to become better leaders and, ultimately, stellar citizens in the communities of the world.
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– Victor K Wilson, vice president for student affairs
The University of Geogia

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"In our public service leadership programs and courses we will be able to easily use the many relevant and engaging activities and reflection exercises provided in this workbook. It will enable our students to better engage with and benefit from The Student Leadership Challenge, and will also help foster their personal leadership development journeys."
– Jon McConnell, associate director,
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

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"Every young person dreams of doing something extraordinary. The Student Leadership Challenge provides everything this generation needs to turn a dream into reality."
– Brian C. Warren Jr., executive director
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

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"A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students’ understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world.
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– Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development
The College at Brockport.

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"The Facilitation and Activity Guide would have helped me not only to develop a better leadership program but to be a better leader myself. For those administering The Five Practices, this guide ‘Models the way’ and will be one of your best coaches."
– Sam Eriksmoen, former director, Emerging Leaders Program
University of North Dakota

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"Educators working at all levels will benefit from [The Facilitation and Activity Guide]. It is practical, applicable to diverse sectors, and works."
– Katie Burke, director, L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education & Development)
Florida Atlantic University