J.M. Smucker Company supports CBA Leadership Institute


UA Leadership Institute students

UA students participate in the Leadership Institute

The J. M. Smucker Company supports the Institute for Leadership Advancement in the College of Business Administration.

The Institute for Leadership Advancement offers The University of Akron’s only comprehensive academic and co-curricular leadership programs to students of all academic majors and interests. Established within the College of Business Administration in 2012 through a gift from The J.M. Smucker Company, the Institute for Leadership Advancement was envisioned to develop new leaders who will positively affect business for future generations.

Bag of Blue Mountain Haitian Coffee and coffee mug

Zips 4 Haiti Coffee roasted by Akron Coffee Roasters

The Institute provides a wide range of teaching instruction and examples for all students, like starting a company with Haitian coffee, community service learning projects, working with employers to consider ethical choices, and more. Led by expert faculty and industry professionals, the Institute represents a pillar in UA’s student preparation for career-ready success.