Academic Pursuits
The McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service endorses several DWU majors and minors that apply to fields in the public service sector. Students interested in securing a career in humanitarian outreach, public policy, or political service are encouraged to discuss options with McGovern Center faculty. These might include: Nonprofit Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Communications, Business, and more. Ethics, communication skills, critical analysis, and practical experience through internships and service-learning opportunities are educational components stressed throughout these curriculums.

McGovern Center director Dr. Alisha Vincent’s academic expertise is in administration and leadership and she oversees the nonprofit administration major and minor at DWU and also teaches courses that include leadership, public policy, social justice, global service, and international outreach. Vincent is also collaborating on the development of an exciting online course for students and community members devoted to McGovern history and philosophy of leadership to launch in the fall 2015.

Click here to learn more about the Nonprofit Administration major and minor.
Click here to learn more about other majors and minors.

Alisha Vincent
McGovern Center Director
alvincen@dwu.edu
605-995-2937
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
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