Judson Leadership Center

Beth Robinson Judson Leadership Center at Alfred University

The Judson Leadership Center provides leadership training, education and development to the campus. Special programs are offered for women, new students and any students who want to assume leadership roles on campus. We are committed to the development of ethical leaders who reflect principles of inclusion, sustainability and global sensibility. The Judson Leadership Center is a space that welcomes all students.

The Judson Leadership Center offers:

Housed within the Beth Robinson Judson Leadership Center is The Women's Leadership Center. The WLC provides leadership experiences specifically for women students to meet the challenges of a complex society. The WLC offers several unique opportunities: The Women of Influence speaker series, the Women's Leadership Academy, the WLC Research award and the Alpha Kappa Omicron Leadership Awards.

Omicron Delta Kappa: The JLC is home of Alfred University's chapter of ODK, The National Leadership Honor Society.

If you would like to make a gift to the Judson Leadership Center, either for general use or to support women’s leadership, new student mentoring, or the leadership certificate program, please contact our University Advancement Office at 607-871-2144.

Hours & Location

The Judson Leadership Center is open the following days/hours:

  • Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Monday 2 – 6 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday 3 – 7 pm

We are located at the corner of Ford and Sayles Streets, next to Openhym and across from Alumni Hall. Find us on our campus map.

Our Mission

Using the Social Change Model as a framework, and with a special emphasis on leadership education for women, we develop ethical leaders who reflect principles of inclusion, sustainability and global sensibility with a willingness to create positive change in their lives, careers and communities.

Contact Information



The Leadership Center is also staffed by a Director, Coordinator and several student interns who work on special programs and projects.

Beth Judson

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Robinson Judson was a founding member of the Women's Leadership Center Advisory Board, an Alfred University Trustee, a devoted AU Alumna, an Alpha Kappa Omicron Sister, a cherished friend, and mentor. Beth Judson graduated from Alfred University in 1982 with two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Science and a Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, magna cum laude. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Beth was a tireless advocate on behalf of women's leadership education. The Judson Leadership Center is named in her honor.

The Judson Leadership Center benefits from an Advisory Board which acts as a resource for information, advice and support for the Director. The Advisory Board holds formal meetings twice per year. As of March 2022, Board members include:

Sherry Walton, Chair
Teresa Joyce
Devan Kulp Schlepko '02
Kellee-Sue Milord, Esq. '08
Emma Robinson '16
Susan Rogers '75, '77
Deborah Wilkinson
Kathy Woughter '93

WLC Library

The WLC Leadership Library has over 200 titles related to the study of leadership, women’s issues, women’s literature and poetry, and feminism. Our collection, available to the public, includes classical writings, contemporary treatments, biographies and much more. These materials are not replicated by Alfred University's libraries and are unique to the purposes of the JLC. The Leadership Library holds special collections on behalf of the Women’s Studies program, and from the personal libraries of Jeanne Mueller Lewin and of Carol Burdick, affectionately known as C.B.

University Library

We recommend using the excellent Herrick Memorial Library for accessing new and classical materials on almost any subject. We suggest these keywords: leadership, organizational management, entrepreneurship, management, women's issues.

Facilities Use

Our meeting space is an excellent location for studying or small group discussions. We have couches, chairs, and tables that make our lounge ideal. We also have free high speed wireless internet. Please contact us for information on reserving our space.