President's Leadership Program

CSU-Pueblo Student

Welcome to the President's Leadership Program Home Page.  In 1998, the President of CSU-Pueblo and Bill Hybl, Chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation had a discussion that planted the seed for the formation of CSU-Pueblo's newest and most innovative leadership program.  The President's Leadership Program (PLP) is an academic leadership program at Colorado State University-Pueblo designed to develop multi-culturally competent transformational leaders who will serve Colorado and the communities in which they live and work.  PLP is one of CSU-Pueblo's answers to Pueblo and southern Colorado's growing need for competent and effective leaders entering the workforce after college.  PLP scholars work and learn in community, educational, and corporate settings to develop skills throughout their participation in the PLP program.

President's Leadership Program information


Mission

The President's Leadership Program (PLP) is an academic leadership program at Colorado State University-Pueblo designed to develop multi-culturally competent transformational leaders who will serve Colorado and the communities in which they live and work.  PLP is one of CSU-Pueblo's answers to Pueblo and southern Colorado's growing need for competent and effective leaders entering the workforce after college.  PLP scholars work and learn in community, educational, and corporate settings to develop skills throughout their participation in the PLP program.

PLP challenges its participants to identify and engage in leadership issues facing Southern Colorado in order to solve the problems of the 21st Century.

Program Elements

The following is an outline of the activities and major points of the PLP.

  • Orientation Retreat
  • A minor in Leadership Studies consisting of four required courses and other elective courses
  • Community service and service learning activities
  • Student leadership workshops
  • Internships and mentoring opportunities
  • Lectures from Colorado's top leadership practitioners
  • A capstone experience where students will engage in a team leadership project.

Why Apply?

Here are a few very good reasons to get involved in the President's Leadership Program:

  • Opportunities to work with corporate and community leaders.
  • Academic credit towards a leadership minor.
  • Service and experiential learning activities.

Apply now! 

PLP Application for Admission