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LDP 2016-17 From Left to Right Front Row: Adalberto Gomez, Olivia Taitt, Suddarsun Shivakumar, Ryan Nick Middle Row: Nate Lightle, Lincoln Kinley, Nick Berty, Connor Eaton Back Row: Dr. Bruce DeRuntz, Zach Warhus, Cody Johnson, Roberto Garza, Dr. Harvey Henson


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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
global 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: Our SHARED Values are Safety, Honesty, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, and Dedication.