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LDP 2016 Team: Back row (From Left): Dalton Williams, Kyle Stillwill, Cody Jhonson, David Santoyo, Roberto Garza, Dr. Bruce DeRuntz. Front Row (From Left): Kevin Jenkins, Suddarsun Shivakumar, Connor Eaton, Andrew Payne, Thomas Birch, Nicholas Berty, Austin Caldwell.


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Program History

The SIUC Leadership Development Program was founded in 2006 by Dick Blaudow, an SIUC engineering alumnus and CEO of Advanced Technology Services based out of Peoria, IL. Blaudow along with his wife, Brigitte, established the program as a way to help develop the next generation of America’s technical leaders.

The program is designed to mold students into future executive leaders in industry by providing them with leadership training, mentoring and community service opportunities. Students will have an opportunity to complete a summer internship program with corporate sponsors. The program continues to improve and expand since its inception by never losing focus on our vision, mission, and core values that guide our tradition of success and excellence.

Vision: To become the premier university program which develops the
United States of America’s future technical leaders.

Mission: Through team work, we push harder, faster, and further than anyone thought possible, achieving world-class results.

Motto: Excellence in everything we do.

Core Values
The values of the Leadership Development Program reflect the top trait of a good leader: S.H.A.R.D.