Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience


This is a creative space updated occassionally with program news as well as short reflection posts by the Fellows. Posts will reflect on current activities and events happening in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program. 

Senior Capstone Projects - Fall 2015

12/22/15 by Austin Stewart

Congratulations to our Senior Cohort for completing challenge work on a wide range of entrepreneurial-themed capstone projects!

Our Newest Advisory Board Member

11/18/15 by Staff

We are pleased to announce our newest advisory board member, Bethany Klynn!

Bethany Klynn is Vice President, Learning & Engagement for L Brands.  In this role, she is primarily responsible for enterprise-wide efforts related to leadership development, culture and engagement, associate opinion surveys, performance and talent management, succession planning, and internal communications.  She works closely with senior leaders on topics such as leadership development, change leadership, team development, and organizational culture.  She has been with L Brands for more than seventeen years. 

BLF Celebrates 5 Years

09/11/15 by Staff

The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program is celebrating five years as the premier leadership immersion program offered by the Ohio State University Office of Student Life. Over the last five years, the program’s graduates have included fifty-five students now working in Fortune 500 companies, pursuing advanced degrees, starting businesses and receiving Fulbright Scholarships.

Particpate in Leadership Challenge Month

08/28/15 by Staff

Students are invited to Register for the 2015 Leadership Challenge Month! 

Test and strengthen your leadership and problem-solving abilities by participating in a seven-week, real-world internship experience. 

Big Thanks to the Big Give

07/6/15 by Staff

The results are in from the Columbus Foundation’s Big Give on May 12.  The Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program received over $17,000 which includes over $15,500 in direct gifts and just over $1,500 from the bonus pool from the Columbus Foundation.

BLF Exceeds 2014 Fundraising Goal

02/10/15 by Staff

Over the last nine months the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program has engaged in an ambitious campaign to raise $250,000 for the continued operations and growth of Student Life’s premier leadership development experience. This campaign was fueled by the generous offer from a donor who agreed to match every dollar we raise during the campaign up to $250,000. 

We are pleased to report today that we have raised $331,953 – 133% more than our goal—leading to $581,931 in new resources for the program.