Fellowship of the Wing West, That Is

Presidential Fellows are drawn from top schools in the country and come to Washington, D.C., twice each year for an immersion in public policy, networking and leadership training. Each spring Fellows compete for national recognition in an essay contest, to meet with the First Lady and other dignitaries in the White House ,and to work with prominent mentors.

Brian Delany and Andrew Jandes will be UC’s inaugural Fellows. Both are currently studying abroad with the rest of their Lindner Honors-PLUS cohorts. They are interested in the workings of the government and very excited about this opportunity. Delany will also be a CINCOM Scholar Fellow based on the generous support of Thomas Nies, CINCOM President and CoB alumnus.

“Inclusion in this program places us with the premier universities in the country,” CoB Dean Mike Magazine says. “It also indicates the broad and liberal thinking of our students, as the workings of our government are not typically a topic for students in business schools. Most of the other student participants are from political science departments or from law schools. We have the privilege to continue our participation for at least the next two years.”

The Center for the Study of the Presidency, founded in 1965, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization serving as a central resource on issues affecting the modern presidency. The center studies all aspects of the American presidency to strengthen the executive-legislative branch relationship and to encourage public service, especially among young Americans.

The Center Fellows Program is a unique non-resident educational initiative offering 65 select undergraduate and graduate students from leading colleges and universities a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. presidency, the public policymaking process and the Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media and the American public. The goal of the center is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

Fellows come to Washington, D.C. for personal briefings by national media representatives, for networking opportunities with decision makers and for a chance to learn first hand about the policymaking process. Fellowship requires that each student research, write and present an original paper on an issue of the modern presidency, which will be published by the center. The center provides mentors drawn from the public policy community and government to help the Fellows define their proposals and also support the writing and editing of an article that is brought to publishing standards during the academic year.

Each year two Center Fellows are recognized for the exceptional scholarship of their papers on the modern presidency. Substantial awards and plaques honoring their achievements are presented. Since its inception, the Center Fellows Program has developed leadership and scholarship skills in more than 1,000 students. Many have gone on to distinguish themselves in government, education, military, business and other fields of endeavor.

Contact: Michael Magazine, PhD
Phone: (513) 556-7001

Meet the Presidential Fellows

Center for the Study of the Presidency

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