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Committee Members

Dan Abrahamowicz (Committee Co-chair), Rick Danals (Committee Member), Suzanne Franco (Committee Member), Chad Hoggan (Committee Member), Jill Lindsey (Committee Co-chair)

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Academic engagement of college student leaders may be affected due to the amount of time and energy that is needed to lead a student organization. This affect is tested through a mixed method research design where self-generated questions in conjunction with portions of the National Survey of Student Engagement and Cooperative Institutional Research Program are used to gain a deeper understanding of academic engagement of college student leaders. Results of the study indicate that student leaders have a relatively high level of academic engagement. Student Affairs professionals can use this research to gain an understanding of the complexity of academic engagement and will be encouraged to create environments to further examine and bolster the academic engagement of college student leaders.

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Department or Program

Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

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