About the Center

Empowering Students for Effective Leadership Methodist University believes preparing students for effective leadership is one of the most important responsibilities of higher education. Through the Lura S. Tally Center for Leadership Development, Leadership Fellows, and other campus programs, MU provides Read More …

About General Shelton

General Henry H. Shelton was born in Tarboro, N.C. He received a bachelor’s degree in textiles from North Carolina State University and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. General Shelton spent Read More …

About Lura S. Tally

Lura S. Tally was a life-long leadership contributor as a mentor to students in the Leadership Program at Methodist University. Senator Tally was the first woman elected to the North Carolina legislature from Cumberland County. She served 22 years in Read More …

Community Sponsors

The following organizations are proud to sponsor the Shelton Leadership Challenge: Linda & Ralph Huff United Way of Cumberland County Hutchens Law Firm Longleaf Pine Realtors, Inc. Fayetteville Kiwanis Club Walmart Community Grant Crispian Consulting Inc. Jim and Diane Thornton Read More …

Advisory Board

A panel of distinguished community and business leaders from diverse backgrounds and vocations provides policy and mentoring guidance to the Tally Center. MG Rodney O. Anderson, USA Retired Fayetteville, NC Mr. George W. Breece Fayetteville, N.C. COL Billy Buckner, USA Read More …

Collegiate Leadership Competition

The MU CLC Team receives the 2nd Place Trophy at the Eastern Regionals at the University of Delaware (March 2019).

Photo: The MU CLC Team receives the 2nd Place Trophy at the Eastern Regionals at the University of Delaware (March 2019). Methodist University competes nationally in the Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC), a nonprofit college leadership program founded in 2015.  This Read More …

Tally Leadership Speaker Series

Examining major leadership issues since 1996: 2021, October 4 “Value-Based Leadership” COL (Ret.) Louis Huddleston 2020, September 28 “Stories of Uncle Adrian: A Guide to Mastery in Your Life” Mr. Zan Monroe 2019, October 7 “Values-Based Leadership” MG (Ret.) Rodney Anderson Read More …

Leadership Fellows Program

Students committed to making a real difference in their communities and the world have an avenue for personal development in the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). Monarchs who are driven to acquire the knowledge, values, skills, and practical experiences that will Read More …

Leadership Links

Fayetteville Institute for Community Leadership National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs Dr. John C. Maxwell Leadership Now 13 Books Every Leader Should Read by Carey Nieuwhof

Leadership Videos

Zan Monroe “Stories of Uncle Adrian: A Guide to Mastery in Your Life” (Sept. 28, 2020)  Admiral William H. McRaven “University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address” (2014) Sheryl Sandberg “Why We have Too Few Women Leaders” (December 21, Read More …