About CALS Leadership Office

Mission and Vision


The CALS Leadership Office creates and promotes an environment where the people and partners associated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are valued. We develop, cultivate and enrich their talents, skills and leadership abilities. In partnership with other CALS administrative units, the office offers programs that help students, faculty and staff members, postdocs and external stakeholders realize and develop leadership skills to enhance our state, nation and world.


The CALS Leadership Office fosters an environment that provides stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to realize their fullest potential as leaders.


Rhonda Sutton, Ph.D.
Director of College Leadership Programs
Patterson Hall 210E, Box 7602
Phone: 919-513-7029
Email: rhonda_sutton@ncsu.edu

Affiliated Trainers:

Susan Jakes, Ph.D.
Associate State Program Leader
Community Resource Development

Mitzi Downing, Ph.D.
Extension Assistant Professor and Specialist
4-H & Youth, Family & Consumer Sciences

Katy Wilson
HR Manager
CALS Personnel