About JMELI

John Marshall Emerging Leaders Institute

Imagine an innovative and supportive leadership program where the students go on to become leaders across the university’s campus. From Greek life to Presidential Ambassadors, JMELI graduates have gone on to make tremendous strides in their chosen fields and extracurricular activities. Our award-winning students are the change that is the law of life.

The John Marshall Emerging Leaders Institute (“JMELI”) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a high-energy, vibrant, and pro-active environment. The students participate in various versatile activities from team building exercises in amusement parks to resume building workshops with accomplished business professionals.

JMELI is an organization that prides itself on leadership through service. The JMELI students volunteer for multiple charitable organizations that include (but are not limited to) the Ronald McDonald House, Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter, etc. The students also participate in several service activities throughout the course of the year.

Throughout the program the students will gain knowledge about finances, ethics, values, and important life skills that are not typically learned in a classroom setting. The students will also take several trips to various places such as Kings Island, Cedar Lakes Resort, Carter Caves, etc. JMELI is an outlet for both the non-traditional and traditional underclassmen to learn vital skills in a non-competitive environment.

JMELI is a two year program that is offered to incoming freshmen. If you are interested in applying to JMELI, or would like additional information about the program please feel free to contact our office at (304)696-2283.  JMELI advisor Andy Hermansdorfer can be contacted at hermansd@marshall.edu.