McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg said the overwhelming success of last year’s pilot program is the reason that UofL is one of only two universities in the country to host this program again in 2015.

“The reaction of last year’s contingent of officers was stunningly positive. They were moved intellectually and we helped recharge their batteries as they went off to new assignments,” Gregg said. “I know for a fact that several soldiers took what they learned last year and are using it back in their units. The Army has determined that this type of leadership development is worth funding. We are thrilled they asked us to do it again and hope to turn it into a long-term relationship with the Army.”


Matt Lambert
Matt has served in multiple communications and marketing roles since joining UofL in 2012 and is currently a communications specialist in charge of national media outreach for research and academics. He came to UofL following a successful tenure as the Associate Director of Public Affairs and External Relations at Loyola University New Orleans. In his 20-plus year career in communications, Matt has worked as an award-winning journalist, owned his own political consulting firm and served as a communications director in the U.S. Congress. He is not only employed by UofL, but also a recent graduate, earning his MBA from the College of Business in May 2016.