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Message from the Director

 LDFA_LOGOAt Belmont every office, college, department and community partner has a hand in student leadership development. The cross-collaborative experiences and opportunities being provided both in and outside of the classroom are exactly what each student needs to be equipped to go from here to anywhere

The Belmont Office of Leadership Development - BOLD offers a values-driven, theoretically sound, student-centered, comprehensive, multi-level, competency based leadership development framework and program(s) for all students. 

As a Christian institution of learning and service, we seek to follow Jesus’ example of servant leadership as we engage and transform the world. Hebrews 4:16 teaches that we should come boldy to God's throne to receive mercy and grace in times of need. We will certainly need God's help as we serve together each day.

The BOLD values of service, experience, and ethics will guide us as we guide students through the process of collegiate leadership development. We believe that every Belmont student can learn and practice leadership and be transformative servant leaders.  In short, every student can be BOLD and we can all help.

It is my hope that every Belmont student will take advantage of the numerous leadership development opportunities afforded to them through BOLD and across this campus.  Whether you are a third year student in the College of Architecture, Art and Design or a first year graduate student in the College of Pharmacy there are countless opportunities for individual growth and development. 

Embrace and enjoy the process!


Dr. AdriAnne Sternberg

Associate Dean of Students, Director of Leadership & Engagement