LEADER Consortium

The LEADER Consortium, funded in part by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, partners with four institutions in the Dayton, Ohio, region: The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a federal institution; Central State University, a public, minority-serving institution; the University of Dayton (UD), a private, Catholic institution, and Wright State University, a public, doctoral institution. 

Launched in November 2008, LEADER is a member of the fourth cohort of ADVANCE award recipients and is the first multi-institutional model funded by an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award. 

Mission: Together, we aim to identify, research, and implement best practices to increase the recruitment, advancement, and retention of tenure-track women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

 Our Vision: It is our vision that the Dayton region gain renown as a STEM community that welcomes women scientists and engineers, providing an environment that promotes equity, satisfaction, and success in the academy for all STEM scientists.

For more information, click here to go to the LEADER Consortium website.


School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 564 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254