Leadership at the Trulaske College of Business collaborated with the United Way to initiate the University of Missouri’s inaugural United Way Board Fellows program in Spring 2018. Through this partnership, students act as a consultant for projects involving local nonprofit agencies and serve as board members over the course of a semester. The program typically consists of 5 - 7 Crosby MBA students, who partner with agencies such as Heart of Missouri United Way, United Community Builders, and Fun City Youth Academy. Each student is matched with an agency based on their skills and interests.
This program was first launched nationwide at Stanford University in 1997, and has since expanded to include universities ranging from Harvard University, Cornell University, Washington University, and more. Students will take part in this program as a component of their coursework to complete the MBA program, but will also gain real-world experience in a way that benefits the community.