Magis Leaders Program teaches students non-academic business skills

Growing Program Prepares Young Professionals with ‘More’

A campus leadership and professional development program is growing exponentially thanks to the competitive advantage it gives Rockhurst University grads entering their careers.

The Magis Leaders Program was created about a decade ago by David Fowler, former managing partner of KPMG, when he observed that RU graduates were capable and skilled but not all knew the ins and outs of professional conduct. A program was designed to teach students success skills not found in the rigors of academic courses and bring community professionals to class as speakers.

Rockhurst OT, SLP students at Operation Breakthrough Kansas City

Rockhurst Students, Operation Breakthrough Mutually Benefit from Partnership

In 2019, Rockhurst began a service-learning partnership with Operation Breakthrough, the largest early learning center in the Kansas City region.

Under the agreement, Rockhurst occupational therapy and speech-language pathology students work with some of the hundreds of kids at Operation Breakthrough, learning how to properly evaluate children and provide intervention.


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