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​​​​​​​​​​​THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Powers Hall 100
Phone: (989) 774-LEAD (5323)
Em​ail: cmulead@cmich.edu
 

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE STAFF

Daniel M. Gaken 
Director
Daniel M. Gaken
(989) 774-LEAD
Daniel.Gaken@cmich.edu
Jesi Parker​ 
Assistant Director
Jesi Parker​
(989) 774-1909
parke4jl@cmich.edu
Daniel M. Gaken 
Administrative Secretary
Jeremy Heinlein
(989) 774-LEAD
heinl1jd@cmich.edu
 










STUDENT STAFF

Alpha Leadership Experience Coordinators
Jennifer Drum
Caroline Power
David Walter

LeaderShape Institute
Danielle Cywka, On-Site Coordinator 
Erin Miller, On-Site Coordinator 
Lydia Miller, On-Site Coordinator 

Ignite Leadership Coordinators
Jonathan Blackwell
Liz Eller

Connections Leadership Conference
Alexandra Bunce, Conference Chair
Anthony Cavataio, Conference Chair
Samantha Johnson, Conference Chair

K-12 Leadership Development
Hallie Bills, Coordinator
Ian Elliott, Coordinator
Ashley Flickenger, Coordi​nator

Leader Advancement Scholarship LEAD Teams 
Kelly Gwardzinski, Coordinator
Rachel Roe, Coordinator

Social Media
Josh Palmer, Coordinator

Leadership Letter
Kimberly Sampson, Editor

LInterns
Levi Hanson, RSO Development LIntern
Samantha Strahl, RSO Development LIntern​

Office Assistant
Dan Yats