Director Michael Reuter accepts award at the LEAD2017 forum held in Nashville, TN
The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development at the Stillman School of Business earned, for the third year in a row, a #1 ranking in the LEAD Awards sponsored by HR.com. Specifically, the Buccino Center was named the #1 Certificate Program with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development.
"This recognition sets Seton Hall apart as a shining and brilliant beacon of leadership learning and development. It responds to those students searching for those universities and colleges that offer not only academic excellence but also helps students find within themselves the beliefs, skills, talents and knowledge that support their commitment to be great leaders in their personal lives and professional careers," said Michael Reuter, director of The Buccino Center. "Seton is indeed a university 'Where Leaders Learn'."
The prestigious LEAD awards recognize the world's top leadership practitioners and programs committed to developing leaders across the human resources, leadership and organizational development disciplines. Hundreds of organizations and programs nationwide apply for the awards each year.
"The Gerald P. Buccino Center for Leadership Development's incredible accomplishment continues to demonstrate the program's unique value, its high standards of academic and professional excellence and its focus on transforming concepts into practice in serving students to be the exceptional leaders of tomorrow," said Debbie McGrath, CEO, HR.com.
Leadership students are trained for success from day one. They take leadership courses above and beyond their business course load, secure multiple internships prior to graduation, and work on projects with Leadership Council members, of which there are 100 and many of whom are from the world's leading organizations. Some Leadership students even participate in study abroad opportunities, which provide exposure to international organizations and include meetings with foreign business professionals. As a result, graduates of the program typically have a 100 percent placement rate and go on to be servant leaders in their communities and organizations.
"Our Buccino Leadership Program is a shining example of Stillman's commitment to 'transforming concepts into business practice,' and its development of students as principled business leaders is unparalleled," said Joyce Strawser , dean of the Stillman School of Business.
"We are indebted to Director Michael Reuter for his inspirational leadership and commitment to excellence. We also are most grateful to our Leadership Advisory Council, especially Professor Jack Shannon, and to all our Leadership students and alumni who contribute to raising the standard of excellence each year. Of course, all of the wonderful initiatives of the Center would not be possible without the longstanding support of the program's benefactor, Dr. Jerry Buccino."