Pueblo’s President’s Leadership Program (PLP)


Colorado State University - Pueblo President’s Leadership Program deadline is March 1
PUEBLO – High school students interested in honing their leadership skills and participating in community activities are encouraged to apply for Colorado State University – Pueblo’s President’s Leadership Program (PLP). The application deadline for next year’s class is March 1.

The President’s Leadership Program is a four-year academic leadership program that develops and trains emerging leaders. PLP students work and learn in community, educational, corporate and non-profit settings to develop their leadership skills. CSU-Pueblo’s PLP program is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a consortium of comprehensive leadership education programs at undergraduate institutions across Colorado. Through shared resources and collaborative efforts, CLA’s focus is to develop the next generation of Colorado's leaders.

Eligibility requirements of the program include a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and two letters of recommendations with a completed application form. The program also includes the pursuit of a minor in Leadership Studies.

Past community projects have addressed the housing and recreational needs of local migrant workers,community recycling, emergency visits by area youth, and high school preparation for college admission. This year, 12 juniors in the PLP program at CSU-Pueblo collaborated with county officials and local arts representatives to determine how important the arts are to the economic welfare of the Pueblo community.  The results from the study will be used to raise awareness about the impact that the arts have in our society and the community.  The information can then be used by local arts organizations to more effectively target audiences and encourage community support.

Go to www.colostate-pueblo.edu for more information (see financial aid & scholarships section of “Future Students” link), or contact the President’s Leadership Program Office at 719-549-2060.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.