Leadership Iowa University

Easton Kuboushek, Majors: Marketing and Public Relations
Loras College

“Leadership Iowa University has single handedly defined, not only my college experience, but the rest of my life. I have learned so much about the state of Iowa, the professional world and myself. This is the real deal for college students looking to invest in their education.”

Joe Sorenson, Majors: Economics and Finance
Simpson College

“Leadership Iowa University has opened up so many doors for me to grow as a person. Through the networking opportunities and the excellent mentor program, the value I have gained from LIU is immeasurable. These experiences have truly made a major impact on me.”


Ria Thompson, Major: Graphic Design
Des Moines Area Community College

“Leadership Iowa University has changed my approach to life after college. I have been enriched with this great opportunity to learn and create life long friendships. I can honestly say I’m walking away with an experience of a lifetime, one I’m so humbled and honored to be a part of. The knowledge I have gained from this program will help me be that successful leader in the Iowa community and I’m excited for what my future holds!”

Alexandria Reiser, Majors: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Briar Cliff University

The opportunities presented through Leadership Iowa University – no words can explain. The knowledge, advice, and people I have met will, without a doubt, make me more marketable and successful. Meeting the wonderful people I have and experiencing LIU has motivated me and really excites me about my future in Iowa.

Ryan Gaber, Majors: Biology
North Iowa Area Community College

“Leadership Iowa University has had a tremendous impact on my life as a student and beyond. I have built my confident and learned how to construct my personal brand. This experience has changed me in a multitude of ways and I feel honored to be part of such a unique program”

Jon Raftis, Major: Finance, Insurance Certificate
University of Iowa

“Leadership Iowa University has afforded me the opportunity to forge friendships with 22 of my college-aged peers while engaging in educational and professional development activities that will undoubtedly benefit me in the future. Through this program, I have developed an even greater sense of appreciation for the state of Iowa and the endless opportunities that exist here. I hope to be able to give back to Leadership Iowa University in the future in whatever fashion is appropriate. This is truly a great program.”

Megan McMahon, Majors: Management and Accounting
University of Denver

“Leadership Iowa University has helped me take ownership in my title as ‘Iowan’ by shining a light on all the growth opportunities within the state. It is a great program for those who grew up here and those who came from other states. An amazing and fulfilling experience.”

Lydia Yisa-Doko, Major: Environmental Science
Wartburg College

“Being in Leadership Iowa University has allowed me to take a giant step in building my future and finding my calling in life. Knowing my strengths and talents has given me greater confidence in presenting myself to employers and people around me.”

Rhonda Greenway, Major: Political Science and Spanish
University of Northern Iowa

“Leadership Iowa University has been and will continue to be a unique opportunity for me. I have been able to focus in on myself and those who are successful around me. It’s truly a great way to connect yourself to your future career aspirations.”

Daniel Hanawalt, Major: Management
Luther College

The amount of self investment and growth in just one week at Leadership Iowa University was more than I could have imagined. The skills I learned have proven to be extremely valuable.”

Nick Litwiller, Major: Finance
University of Iowa

“Leadership Iowa University truly changed the way I am approaching my professional career and civic engagement. This program provides expertise, knowledge, and resources that the classroom and college campuses will never be able to do. I foresee LIU to become one of the most prominent and well respected collegiate organizations throughout the entire state of Iowa. I’m truly thankful for this experience.”

Andy Conyers, Major: Accounting
Simpson College

“I loved it! Leadership Iowa University gave me the opportunity to make new business contacts, new friends and I learned a lot about the Iowa business process. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who feels that their networking skills are not the best they could be.”

Danielle White, Majors: Marketing and Advertising
Drake University

“This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime. The connections and resources I now have because of Leadership Iowa University will forever help me both in my personal and professional advancement.”

Miranda Okraku, Major: Biology
Wartburg College

“Leadership Iowa University has been an amazing experience. I never expected to have all these opportunities offered to me on a silver platter. It was great meeting with very highly respected personalities in Iowa and chatting with them was inspirational. This is definitely an unforgettable experience!

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