Hiram College

preparation for public service

The minor in public leadership combines interdisciplinary teaching and experience to prepare students for careers of service in multiple publics. The minor in public leadership is a curricular element of the The Garfield Institute of Public Leadership whose mission is to prepare students for leadership in matters of public policy, foreign and domestic.

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James Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair

Building tomorrow’s leaders

The minor develops vision, knowledge and practical skills to foster a new generation of policy makers. Through coursework and participation in opportunities on and off campus, students develop self-understanding and the insight and abilities from multiple disciplines for successful careers in public service, nonprofit organizations and international institutions.