CGSL: Our Story

Ingenuity as history

Ingenuity has been a part of the LeTourneau story since the beginning. It was a hallmark of the life of our founder, R.G. LeTourneau.

So when The Center for Global Service Learning took root in 2011 under the direction of Dr. Robert Hudson and Dr. Kelly Liebengood, grants were awarded to five projects in the first month alone. From that point on, it's been exciting to see the innovative solutions our faculty and students have identified and developed.

From its inception, the mission of GSL has been learning to serve the world. We seek to provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn how to serve the underserved with the academic skills they are acquiring at LETU so they become globally-minded leaders who steward their time and abilities and reach out to the least among us. At the same time, we seek to create opportunities for LETU faculty members to engage in innovative and pioneering research and scholarship that ultimately serves the world in a Christ-honoring way. We want to provide some of the resources needed for our faculty and students to dream and consider how their disciplines are uniquely poised to solve real world problems and be a part of God’s redemptive plan.

Consider a few of the innovative and pioneering ways our faculty and students are serving.




  GSL Grant Application

Tracy Ketrow
Director, Global Service Learning