Guyette Leadership Fellows

Developing Leaders for the Future


The Guyette Leadership Fellows program was started in February 2014 to develop the next generation of business leaders for a changing world. Leadership Fellows are selected by a competitive process. In its inaugural class, seven students were chosen based not only on accomplishments, but also leadership potential.

The aim of the program is to provide the select group of students with access to industry-knowledge and experiences to cultivate their leadership development. The students are led by Nancy Lam, Ph.D., a professor in the SEBA Graduate Business Program.

As part of the program, Fellows meet with a variety of seasoned professionals and industry leaders, including Jim Guyette, the former President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, and executives from Apple, PBS, and Bank of America. Leadership Fellows are also part of the Dean's Undergraduate SEBA Advisory Council and receive explicit recognitions as Leadership Fellows at SEBA and College events, as well as a Leadership Fellow Certificate after finishing the Program successfully.

“You can learn about leadership concepts in class,” said Lam. “But in order to develop into a leader, you need experience along with the frameworks. This is what this program is designed to do. This program is a more structured pathway to becoming a leader. Ultimately we don't just want to cultivate leaders, we want to cultivate responsible leaders."