LEAD Forward Program

LEAD Forward is a year long executive leadership skills training fellowship program whose distinguished members have developed a passion for leadership, demonstrated personal growth, and desire to leave a leadership legacy at the University of Evansville.

LEAD Forward is housed within the Schroeder School of Business and is open to all students across the university.

Program benefits:

  • Engage business leaders and receive unparalleled access to real business leadership issues.
  • Build your core leadership skills.
  • Participate in leadership retreats, receive special access to executives and community leaders and meet new friends through your LEAD Forward cohort.
  • Be mentored by director Megan Conapinski.
  • Full coverage of program expenses.
  • Grow relationships with your cohort that will last a lifetime!
Key Fellowship Elements:

Leadership Speaker Series: Engage regional & national business leaders who provide you a unique perspective on leadership, life, and business.

Leadership Modules: Engage with cohort while learning about key topics throughout your year as a fellow.

Leadership Retreat: Fellows will be stretched out of their comfort zones as they participate in an intensive weekend retreat, prior to the start of classes in August.  Held at the New Harmony Inn & Conference Center, participate in group dynamics lessons, analyze your personalized strengths profile, establish individual leadership goals and group objectives, and much more!

LEAD Forward Ambassadors: Fellows will serve the community by directing a social responsibility project each year.

Megan Conapinski

Megan Conapinski, CPA

Director, Office for Career Success

Room 133, Schroeder School of Business Building

Megan Conapinski, CPA, is the Director of the Schroeder School of Business Office for Career Success. Megan joined the University in 2019 and has also served as a career coach in the Office for Career Success since 2021.  Prior to joining the University, Megan worked in public accounting for 5 years and holds an active CPA license in Indiana.  Megan earned her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, with a major in Accounting & Professional Services from the University of Southern Indiana in 2006.  Megan is passionate about mentoring students and helping students reach their full potential.