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AYIL Leadership Academy

The AYIL Leadership Academy is a leadership program for the executive board members of multicultural student groups.  AYIL includes a leadership development orientation, community building activities, and a leadership assessment.  This program builds off of the Transitions Program for new students or is a program that builds off of Transitions, but for returning.

The mission of the AYIL Leadership Academy is to empower and equip multicultural students to be effective leaders in the University of Dayton community and beyond through implementing Marianist values in ethical leadership.

Students will participate in a 1½ day leadership intensive that will focus on the further formation of leadership skills, creating a planning foundation for the academic year, and connecting students with community leaders.


Contact Daria-Yvonne Graham, M.Ed. at for more information. 

The true leader serves.  Serves people.  Serves their best interests, and in so doing will not always be popular, may not always impress.  But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern rather than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price. - Eugene B. Habecker, Author