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BLI 10 Year

The BLI was founded in 2007 to provide student-powered but faculty-guided opportunities for leadership development to Michigan undergraduates. The Institute has evolved and grown dramatically over the last ten years and we are poised to expand our reach and our programs into the next decade. 

Please join us to celebrate this milestone and help envision our future. We welcome alumni, supporters and partners from on and off campus to join us for a weekend long celebration.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jason Owen-Smith presents the Barger Leadership Institute Professorship Inaugural Lecture followed by a reception hosted by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). 

The Lecture and Reception are open to the public and we look forward to seeing students, alumni, faculty, staff, and campus partners there.

BLI Inaugural Lecture

Friday, September 15, 2017

We welcome students, alumni, supporters and partners from on and off campus to join us for a day-long public event.  That day will feature showcases of student work and projects, meals, a panel of our BLI founders and remarks from Dean Andrew Martin, and an open house in our new office space in the newly renovated Weiser Hall.

Student Showcase and Lunch
Open House
Founders Panel and Reception

Saturday, September 16, 2017

We will conclude with the Regents' and President's Tailgate, and UM Football game vs. Air Force at 12pm