La Monte B. Marshall, Sr.
Preferred Name: La Monte B. Marshall, Sr.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Prior Education: Associate of Arts in Management; Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology; Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Bio: La Monte is a military veteran with over 20 years of leadership experience in various roles and sectors. During his tenure in the military, he traveled extensively and lived in five continents (excluding North America), which enabled him to become ingratiated with multitudinous cultures. Consequently, those exposures profoundly contributed to honing and refining his leadership skills as well as his personal and professional development. La Monte is an experienced leader and manager with a background in assorted disciplines including, strategic planning and communication, international relations, project management, organizational development, behavior health counseling, and business consulting. He also brings many years of corporate and nonprofit/public service experience to the EOLL Doctoral Program.
Additionally, he has collaborated with numerous public relations agencies and industry-leaders that are devoted to eradicating social disparities and institutional biases by promoting social justice through direct engagement and activism. Currently, La Monte is a full-time employee with the Department of Defense, an athletic director, and a coach. Furthermore, some of his responsibilities, hobbies, and interests are as follows: parenting, networking, community service, social justice advocacy, volunteering, stewardship, sports, and traveling.
What excites you about being a student in the EOLL Doctoral Program?
I am truly excited about being a part of an entity that is wide-ranging, which has a profound reputation for organizational learning and leadership and creating a pervasive and transformational impact on those associated with the program. One of my main goals is to enhance my theoretical learning and leadership practices through the EOLL Doctoral Program. I am very confident that this program will help prepare me to become the best version of myself as well as be an inspiration to others who may aspire to serve and lead actively. I am also ecstatic to realize that this program can help provide me with the educational tools to potentially help navigate meaningful change in underserved communities by incorporating innovative strategies, building coalitions and alliances, and demonstrating effective teamwork.
Why did you choose Seattle U’s EOLL Program? I enrolled into Seattle U’s EOLL Doctoral Program for the purposes of maximizing my leadership skills and to help administer positive change in our society that will promote equality and justice for all. Additionally, I chose this doctoral program because it directly pertains to all my years of training, learning, and leading others during my professional career and personal aspirations. As a progressive leadership practitioner-researcher, I take pleasure in knowing that the cohort-based model of the EOLL Doctoral Program provides a unique learning experience that will enable me to gain differing and intuitive insights from fellow members to enhance my academic growth. It also emphasizes the importance of teamwork within organizations and collaborative efforts amongst community members that are required for desired change and shared prosperity. Thus, this program will promote my unwavering passion for experiential learning, future endeavors, and ambitions as an evolving leader by enabling me to gain applicable knowledge that will allow me to accept and exceed domestic and global leadership challenges that exist in our world today and beyond.