Honors Leader Program

The Honors Leader Program will be introduced in Fall 2022 to help students develop the skills they need to address social problems and community issues. The program is a series of four one-credit courses focusing on the four Honors pillars:

  • leadership and ethics,
  • Kansas City history and urban engagement,
  • environmental sustainability, and
  • social justice and cultural awareness.

Honors faculty and staff will teach the Honors Leader courses, which will include discussion groups, guest speakers, and community service. One course will be offered each semester during a two-year period with the program repeating every two years.

In Fall 2022, Honors 360C will focus on leadership and ethics by inviting UMKC student leaders and administrators, and representatives of local governments, faith organizations, and non-profit groups to share their experiences and perspective. Students in the class also will participate in a project to benefit the Agrawal Care Center at UMKC. Margo Gamache, the Honors Program Director of Student Services, and Dr. Henrietta Rix Wood, an Honors Program Teaching Professor, will co-teach the class.

For more information about the Honors Leader Program, contact Margo Gamache at gamachem@umkc.edu.