Preparing men of character for lives of consequence

The Wilson Center for Leadership, established in 1996 and named for the College's former president Lt. Gen. Samuel V. Wilson (U.S. Army, Ret.), provides students with the opportunity to explore, practice, and hone their leadership skills so that they may become tomorrow's CEOs, business founders, military officers, and civic and political leaders. With direction from current and former leaders, students gain an understanding of the challenges confronting the United States and the world today through lectures, forums, symposia, and excursions. The Wilson Center prepares men to be leaders by offering the following leadership programs:

Wilson Leadership Fellows Program

Leadership in the Public Interest Minor

Military and National Security Minor

ROTC Program 

General Wilson used to say that Hampden-Sydney men are ‘Dragon Slayers.’ I took that to mean that it’s my duty as a Hampden-Sydney man to go out and find dragons to slay — to find a worthy cause that’s larger than myself and work for it.

Henrik Fogh Rasmussen ’03

The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest


Wilson Center Events

Check our calendar regularly for upcoming lectures, forums, symposia, and excursions.

Wilson Center Events

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  • UVA Partnership Announcement

    January 23, 2019

    H-SC Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest announces a partnership with The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. The agreement will encourage and facilitate the enrollment of qualified H-SC students into the Batten School Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program.

    UVA Agreement

Contact Wilson Center for Leadership

P.O. Box 854 | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Ryan Pemberton '00, Director
(434) 223-6212

Rucker Snead, Executive Director
(434) 223-6260

May Reed, Programs & Events Coordinator
(434) 223-7077

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