Each fellow candidate in the Cook Leadership Academy is paired with a community mentor for the academic year. The candidate and mentor work as a team, helping the candidate tap their potential and think about ways they can improve their leadership skills to best reach their goals. Mentors come from many sectors of the community including non-profit, business, and public backgrounds. Each is dedicated to supporting student learning by providing insights into our group of future community leaders.
“I just finished meeting with Matt, my mentor. He has been such a great support! Every time I leave from our meetings I feel so confident and happy! He has gave me great advice when I was feeling lost last year, going through the LSAT and now applying to law schools. Today he gave me a book on life and its different philosophies. I'm excited to start reading it! I wanted to share this with you so that you know the mentors really do make a positive impact on the fellows.”
Mentor Meeting Resources
2023-2024 Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy Competencies adapted from Dr. Corey Seemiller's Student Leadership Competencies
Mentor Modules adapted from Dr. Peter G. Northouse's Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice