Dr. Craig Slack


Dr. Slack is the Assistant Director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union and Director of Leadership and Community Service for the University of Maryland – College Park. In addition, he serves as an affiliate instructor in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education while also fulfilling the role of Director for the Leadership Studies Program.

For the past 23 years, Dr. Slack has been a national leader in weaving themes of leadership education into community service-learning, civic engagement and student involvement experiences in partnership with students, community partners, faculty, staff and alumni. As the Director of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), Dr. Slack collaborates with approximately 400 leadership educators from around the country and internationally to advance the scholarship, teaching, and practice of leadership for the common good.

Dr. Slack currently serves on the board for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and is on the planning teams for the National Leadership Symposium and National Leadership Educators Institute. As one of the co-editors for the “Handbook for Student Leadership Development,” Dr. Slack has his pulse on the most current research, imperatives and practices in leadership education. He received his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore.


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