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  • The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations was founded in 1960.

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  • The number of graduates in 2012 was 56.

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Educational Leadership and Foundations Professor Gets Fellowship in Nigeria

Professor MacLeans Geo-JaJa from the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Salamatu Isah on collaborative research publication, teaching, and knowledge transfer.

Growing in Wisdom and Spirit in the LPP

One of the aims of BYU is to spiritually strengthen individuals and students like Megan Steinberg, who is currently in the McKay School Leadership Preparation Program. Steinberg embodies that aim. When she returned to BYU for a master’s degree, she felt the influence of the Spirit all along the way.