Drury Leadership Collaborative

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Leadership Development Through Graduate Degrees and Certificates

The Drury Leadership Collaborative, formerly the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, advances the vision of the College of Graduate Studies in developing responsible leaders who aspire to thrive within their professions and service activities. The Leadership Collaborative is home to graduate-level academic programs, events, and initiatives that support leadership development through the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.

Stacking Your Credentials

Drury offers graduate certificates that serve as stand-alone credentials. For those seeking a master’s degree, these credentials can be stacked to craft a leadership-focused program that meets your personal and professional goals.

Contact the Program Director Dr. Regina Waters to learn more about certificate pairings that create valuable pathways from Certificates to Master’s.

Contact Us:

Dr. Regina Waters

Director, Drury Leadership Collaborative
Shewmaker 208
Office: (417) 873-7251

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Dr. Regina Waters

As Director of the Leadership Collaborative, Dr. Regina Waters is the advisor for students in our Master in Integrative Leadership (MILE) and Master in Public Service and Safety Leadership (PSSL) degree programs. She also advises students who are pursing the follow certificates: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership, Data Leadership, and Public Safety Leadership.
Dr. Waters is Professor Emerita of Communication and has served Drury University in many capacities since 1993 including Chair of the Department of Communication, Graduate Dean, and Associate Provost of Adult, Online, and Graduate Education. Dr. Waters spearheaded the curriculum research that resulted in the PSSL and MILE degrees.

Dr. Waters serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks and the Association for Women in Communications Springfield. She is co-planner for Drury’s annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference.