Additional Centennial Center Programs

Leadership Cafes

Designed to be unrehearsed and uncensored, the Centennial Center will feature a different faculty or staff member who will be asked to chronicle their personal leadership experiences. Don't miss these familiar campus faces retelling the various life crossroads, professional dilemmas and leadership challenges that have led them towards their most indelible insights. Leadership is not effortless or innate but a learning process worth examining. We will supply the coffee and snacks.


Each year, the Centennial Center offers financial support to innovative student leaders in the form of fellowships. With awards for the Centennial Fellowship for up to $5000, the Global Fellowship for up to $3,000 and the Cohen Fellowship for up to $1,500, the Centennial Center invites proposals from current HWS students who can craft thoughtful projects that allow them to develop their leadership identity and engage in practical experiences with significant implications. 

Leader in Residence

Each year, the Centennial Center invites a leader to campus to share their perspective, expertise and experiences with the campus and surrounding community.  Generally a multi-day visit, past Leaders-in-Residence have come from a variety of fields and focus on a compelling leadership topics that connect to the Centennial Center’s three focus areas, global, community, and entrepreneurial leadership.  Leaders facilitate workshops, provide lectures and generate dynamic classroom discussions during their stay.

Student Advisory Board

Student voice is critical to the Centennial Center’s planning processes and to our efforts to impact HWS and the surrounding community. The Student Advisory Board helps craft the Center's next strategic and programming steps, and helps to select the members of the HWS Leads cohort each semester. Each year a new crop of students is selected to serve on the board. If you’re interested e-mail us at

Faculty Advisory Board

In 2014 the Centennial Center established a Faculty Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance and support. As the Centennial Center continues to grow, this advisory board will be instrumental in supporting the Center’s work and direction. A total of eight faculty members across a variety of disciplines currently serve on the board.


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