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QUEST Leadership Initiative


QUEST Leadership Initiative is designed help Fontbonne students acquire foundational leadership skills, discern their personal strengths, and guide them on their personal vocational journey.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Lau-tzu

The mission of Fontbonne University is at the core of the QUEST Program – educating students to think critically, act ethically, and assume responsibility as citizens and leaders.


What is the QUEST Leadership Initiative?

The best way to tell you about the program is by showing you. Below is a infograph that outlines the program:

Who should participate in the QUEST Leadership Program?

EVERYONE! Any Fontbonne student is welcome to participate in the QUEST program. While it is encourage that students start the program in their first or second year, all students are invited to participate starting at any level. 

Each phase, or as well call them, peaks, has its own unique structure and purpose so while we recommend a certain sequence, students can design their own path of leadership development based on their distinct experience and needs.

What are the benefits?

Students who complete the QUEST program:

  • Are better able to articulate their personal strengths
  • Can identify their desired career path
  • Obtain skills and knowledge needed to help a world in need
  • Are better equipped to tackle tough world issues
  • Are uniquely qualified to bring about transformative change

Participants will receive a certificate and completion gift upon completion of each of the peaks. Students who participate in the QUEST Leadership Program will receive special recognition at the annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet held at the end of the Spring semester.

How do I get involved?

Enrollment in the program is on-going. Click the 'Apply Now' button to get started and one of our leadership specialists will be in touch with you on how to get started!

While each peak is designated for a certain length of time, the QUEST program is designed to meet the unique needs of each students. Throughout the program, if a student wants to delay or extend their enrollment, they may do so by working with the QUEST coordinator.

Questions regarding the QUEST Leadership Initiative can be directed to:

Janelle Densberger, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities