Who We Are

The educational experiences of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program draw upon the remarkable resources of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Clinton Foundation, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. The program design allows participants from a variety of sectors to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, respected presidential scholars, and leading academics, and each other. The sessions are rooted in leadership research and use compelling presidential and business case studies.

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR LEADERSHIP

Leadership is and always will be a critical need. Leaders must be ready for the pace and complexity of issues that face our world. They need to understand competing perspectives in order to build collaborative responses to the challenges we face. Throughout our history, talented leaders have emerged to help the country and their community. Now and in the years ahead, we need those who can bring together diverse groups of people and inspire others to serve the country and their fellow Americans.

PARTNERS

The Presidential Leadership Scholars program will be administered by four presidential centers:

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. The Bush Institute, founded by President and Mrs. Bush in 2009, is a public policy center with the mission of advancing freedom and cultivating leaders by expanding opportunities for individuals at home and abroad.

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and houses the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, promotes civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and fosters a community of public service and volunteerism. In addition to sponsoring its own programs, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. One looks to the past and the other to the future, providing an ongoing legacy for President Johnson’s accomplishments and his vision for our nation, including civil rights, voting rights, the war on poverty, education, Medicare, environmental protection and more.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

The Presidential Leadership Scholars program is made possible by the generous support of our founding partners:

 

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program contributes to the breadth and depth of expertise supporting this innovative education program.

Members

Joshua Bolten, Chair
Formerly White House Chief of Staff and Budget Director under President George W. Bush
Alexis M. Herman, Co-Chair
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures, LLC
James W. Cicconi
Former Senior Executive Vice President of AT&T
Carlos M. Gutierrez
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
Tom Johnson
Chairman Emeritus, Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Board
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III
Chairman of McLarty Associates
Constance Berry Newman
Member, Bush School Advisory Committee
Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.
Former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden
Roger B. Porter
IBM Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Margaret Spellings
President, University of North Carolina
Larry Temple
Chairman of Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees
Laura Tyson
Professor and Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth A. Hersh, Ex-Officio
President and Chief Executive Officer, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Bruce Lindsey, Ex-Officio
Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation
Joshua Bolten, Chair
Formerly White House Chief of Staff and Budget Director under President George W. Bush
Alexis M. Herman, Co-Chair
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures, LLC
James W. Cicconi
Former Senior Executive Vice President of AT&T
Carlos M. Gutierrez
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
Tom Johnson
Chairman Emeritus, Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Board
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III
Chairman of McLarty Associates
Constance Berry Newman
Member, Bush School Advisory Committee
Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.
Former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden
Roger B. Porter
IBM Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Margaret Spellings
President, University of North Carolina
Larry Temple
Chairman of Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees
Laura Tyson
Professor and Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth A. Hersh, Ex-Officio
President and Chief Executive Officer, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Bruce Lindsey, Ex-Officio
Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation
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