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Leon Hess Business Council

The Business Council is a group of roughly 40 regional business professionals representing diverse industries and business disciplines with a common passion for MU and student success.  The Council is chartered with four primary functions:

  • Advising on curriculum and learning approaches that best prepare students with the knowledge and skills desired in the marketplace
  • Providing students with networking, internships, and employment opportunities
  • Mentoring and guiding students to confidently compete for employment and successfully transition into careers with demanding expectations
  • Providing financial support for key programs including student led organizations, student awards and faculty research grants

Key Accomplishments 2023-2024

More about the Leon Hess Business Council

Dues and Contributions

Member Profiles

The New 2024 Member Directory is now published featuring roughly 40 members from 25 industries.


The Spring Newsletter is now available and features Student award and scholarship recipients and the induction of three new members.

Executive Mentoring

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The are now over 50 mentors participating in the Executive Mentoring Program. Dozens of summer internships have been secured for participating students.

Student Awards & Scholarships

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Congratulations to the 2024 student Awards and Scholarships Recipients!

Faculty Research Grants

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The 2024 Faculty Summer Grants have been awarded. Congratulations to the grant recipients!
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