“A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.”
– Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, Edited by Thomas Ehrlich page xxvi
Welcome to the Center for Leadership and Engagement! The Center for Leadership and Engagement is guided by the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts and builds upon Wagner College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence and dedication to civic involvement. The mission of the Center will always be a work in progress, as we are needs-driven, constantly evolving and adapting to the shifting priorities of the community and college. We strive to be facilitators, connectors and conveners, who seek to spur collaboration among Wagner students, faculty, staff, Staten Island residents, and other regional and national partners. Above all, we are committed to deepening student learning, sustaining civic participation, and bringing about positive social change.