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Oskin Leadership Institute

The Oskin Leadership Institute, which opened in 2011, has been made possible by a generous gift from David Oskin, the former chair of Widener's Board of Trustees, his wife JoEllen, and their late son, David.

The mission of the Oskin Leadership Institute is to perpetuate and strengthen the university's long and noble tradition of inspiring our students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens who possess the character, courage, and competencies to affect positive change throughout the world.

The Institute's long-term vision is to drive Widener University's evolution into a world-class leadership degree producing institution recognized for its innovative leadership programs, especially opportunities for Widener students to lead outside their "comfort zones."

Current News

Calendar Boeing executive Dennis Muilenburg receives the Widener Bugle at the Oskin Institute's second annual Voices of Leadership dinner.

Dr. Mary Gentile Named First Beideman Visiting Scholar.

Oskin Institute welcomes Chinese business leaders from the Pacific Millennium Corporation to our three-week Global Leadership Program.

Sixteen students selected to become the inaugural class of Oskin Leaders.

Upcoming Events

Calendar December 7
Dr. Arthur Schwartz, Oskin Institute director, will present his research on courage on Friday, December 7, as part of the university's Invited Lecture Series. Click here for more information.

Why We Endowed the Institute

Difference Makers: David Oskin Video