Congratulations to Leadership Studies Certificate Graduate, Lehr Thorson!

Lehr Thorson will receive a Leadership Studies Certificate, a Public Relations and a degree in Event Management from Iowa State University. Congratulations, Lehr!

What are your career plans after graduation?

Work within some event setting and staying involved in the sports world.

What other goals do you have for your life after graduation (hobbies, travel, self-improvement, etc.)?

Continue my leadership journey, travel, and have the opportunity to meet new people.


How do you feel Leadership Studies has made an impact on you?

It has really opened my eyes to the world and challenged how I view leadership in all aspects of life.


After your time in the program, what is your definition of leadership?

The ability to motivate others towards a common goal of change.


What activities, clubs, or groups were you a member of at ISU?

Varsity Swim & Dive Member, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President, Big 12 SAAC Rep, Athletics Council.


What awards, recognition, accomplishments, or scholarships did you receive while attending Iowa State University?

All-Big 12 First Team: 100 Breaststroke (2020, 2021), 200 Breaststroke (2019, 2020, 2021) All-Big 12 Second Team: 200 Breaststroke (2018); 100 Breaststroke (2019) Academic All-Big 12 First Team: 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21.


What would you say to someone considering a Leadership Studies minor or certificate?

It is an excellent opportunity to develop as a leader and impact the community.