Leadership Education Department

The WSU Leadership Education Department strives to give passionate professional leaders the skills they need to serve organizations and institutions. Our students learn how to build community, improve organizational outcomes, and expand what they know about their profession. 

We help future leaders make significant changes in organizations like Pre-K-12 schools, athletic departments, non-profits, higher education, healthcare, and government agencies.

Careers & Alumni

Lalisha Olson ‘20
Elementary School Principal

“Many of the professors and university supervisors developed into my colleagues, peers, and friends who still support me in my current principalship.”

Rick Fricker ‘20
Senior Business Analyst & Manager

“The program offered synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, which I found incredibly helpful in fitting in coursework around work duties.

The coursework has helped immensely with becoming a more proactive resource for my department and institution.”

Tracy Hale ‘20
Director of Alumni Engagement

“This program was amazing. It was phenomenal and life-changing for me.

I’m a mom of two children working both a full-time and part-time job.

I never thought I’d be able to squeeze another thing into my schedule, let alone have the time to get my master’s, but the coursework is something you can apply to your daily life—it’s not just busy work.”

Tom Endrizzi ‘20
Manager of Client Relations and Documentation Services

“Quite honestly, the program forced me to think differently—not only at work, but also in all aspects of my life.

Since completing the program, I continually find myself referencing what I learned and approaching problems and opportunities in my life more confidently and in a fundamentally different way.”

Julie Kiehne ‘20
Business Outreach Coordinator

“The WSU Organizational Leadership program helped me identify my strengths as a leader and equipped me with the skills to confidently foster teamwork, partnerships, and organizational change.”

Contact Leadership Education Department
Leadership Education

Helble Hall 319


Steven M. Baule (EdD, PhD)
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Broadway Suite 309 (Rochester Campus)


Email Steven Baule
Casey Pronschinske
Office Manager

Helble Hall 352


Email Casey Pronschinske