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Dargo selected for Leadership Institute of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana

Lucas DargoLucas Dargo, director of the Athletic Training Program at Manchester University, is among those selected to participate in the 2022 Leadership Institute of the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI).

From Muncie, Dargo has worked at Manchester for the past four years as an assistant professor of athletic training, two as director of the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program and two as the coordinator for clinical education. His primary responsibilities as director are the recruitment, retainment, assessment and preparation for students to sit for the Board of Certification exam.

YLNI’s Leadership Institute connects young professionals with peers and their communities as they gain career skills

Through hands-on instruction, small-group activities, personal reflection and sharing, participants are given the opportunity to develop their leadership potential.

Topics range from personality recognition and communication effectiveness to board stewardship and diversity in the workplace.

The program includes a kick-off event in the winter, six all-day sessions, and a graduation celebration in May.

Dargo holds athletic training degrees from Ball State University (Bachelor of Science in athletic training, 2013); Ohio University (Master of Science, 2014) and Indiana State University Doctorate in Athletic Training, 2018).

Since the program’s inception in 2010, MAT candidates have passed their national Board of Certification exams with an all-time pass rate of 95 percent. Manchester has a history of excellence in the health sciences, and its Master of Athletic Training program stands out as one of the Midwest’s top athletic training graduate programs. 

MU athletic training grads are employed in a variety of industries and with professional sports teams.
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., provides vibrant and transformative student experiences. Learn more.

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March 2022