Honors Leader Program

The Honors Leader Program was 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. The full series of courses is as follows:

  • Honors 360A: Social Justice and Cultural Awareness (FS23)
  • Honors 360B: Environmental Sustainability (SP24)
  • Honors 360C: Leadership and Ethics (FS24)
  • Honors 360D: Kansas City History and Urban Engagement (SP25)

In Fall 2023, Honors 360A will focus on the diversity of cultures within the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as the social problems affecting the various communities within the KC region. Dr. Susanna Donaldson, our new Honors Program faculty member, will teach the class. For more information, see the Honors “Course Descriptions” page.

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