Women’s health clinics founded by Presidential Leadership Scholar expand to second coast 

April 7, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Adeeti Gupta, a board-certified OB-GYN with over a decade of experience, wants her health care brand and personal leadership project, Walk In GYN Care, to be the Starbucks of women’s health – providing standardized, excellent services across the Nation. 


In the News: Harvard Kennedy School announces 2021 Alumni Award winners

May 25, 2021 | Jay Bhatt (‘16)

Scholar Jay Bhatt was recently honored as one of the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2021 Alumni Award winners. Read more here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/alumni/connect/community-stories/2021-alumni-awards?utm_source=alumni-awards-announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alumni-awards-2021#Bhatt


Applications Open for Eighth Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

May 13, 2021

A one-of-a-kind opportunity to join a network of leaders making a difference in the world, and learn from the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson Applications are now open  to join the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program — a one-of-a-kind partnership among the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William […]


Presidential Leadership Scholars Featured in Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants

April 20, 2021 | Mark Haidar (‘19), | Sumera Haque (‘19), | Alfia Ilicheva (‘19), | Dilafruz Khonikboyeva (‘19), | Roya Mahboob (‘19), | Thear Suzuki (‘19), | Tina Tran (‘18), | Ezinne Uzo-Okoro (‘18) and | Mariam Memarsadeghi (‘17)

President George W. Bush’s new book, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants, features 43 four-color oil portraits of individuals who exemplify our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Nine of those portraits are of the following Presidential Leadership Scholars: Mark Haidar, Class of 2019 Sumera Haque, Class of 2019 Alfia Ilicheva, Class […]


#ThisIsOurShot – Behind the Scenes on the Strategerist Podcast

March 30, 2021 | Sunny Jha (‘18), | Jay Bhatt (‘16) and | Loren Robinson (‘18)

Presidential Leadership Scholars Dr. Sunny Jha, Dr. Loren Robinson, and Dr. Jay Bhatt are on the front lines in their communities in the fight against COVID-19 — but thanks to vaccines that are now available, see a light at the end of the tunnel. They recently spoke to the George W. Bush Center’s Andrew Kaufmann […]


How to find hope in dark times

February 3, 2021 | Virginia Buckingham (‘15)

Presidential Leadership Scholar Virginia Buckingham speaks to lessons in resilience from the forefront of 9/11. Read more in The Hill: https://thehill.com/changing-america/opinion/498032-how-to-find-hope-in-dark-times?fbclid=IwAR2J6zL4wddqvIEwU2EJdtt_h8ThQYmTFS7DwlWHVVJ0V7R2utECgc7Wwcw


It takes a community to help overcome vaccine hesitancy: OPINION

February 1, 2021 | Jay Bhatt (‘16) and | Kavita Patel (‘15)

Presidential Leadership Scholars Dr. Jay Bhatt and Dr. Kavita Patel recently wrote an opinion piece for ABC News on overcoming vaccine hesitancy. Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/takes-community-overcome-vaccine-hesitancy-opinion/story?id=75403505&fbclid=IwAR36nOLg6Q581CcPhwf3_o1asrrVW2G_vnliSRwVXbQ6MSD1rf9ESZKVJzo


Free education for essential workers in Michigan is expanding into a pathway toward a four-year degree

December 3, 2020

Class of 2016’s Russ Kavalhuna recently spoke to CNN about how Henry Ford College is putting the education of front line workers first. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/us/free-tuition-for-michigan-essential-workers-expands-trnd/index.html


Scholar Spotlight: Q&A with Brent Taylor

October 7, 2020 | Brent Taylor (‘16)

Brent, please give us an update on what you have been working on since graduating from PLS in 2016. During the past four years, I have the privilege to wear diverse hats that enable me to apply the leadership lessons of PLS in many settings. As a pastor, I walked with our church through a […]


The Root 100’s list of the most influential African Americans

September 23, 2020 | Rob Gore (‘18)

Recently, Class of 2018’s Rob Gore was named as one of The Root 100’s most influential African Americans. Check it out: https://interactives.theroot.com/root-100-2020/


100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America

September 18, 2020 | Ricardo Correa Marquez (‘19)

Recently, Cell Press journal published 100 Hispanic/Latinx scientist in America. Class of 2019’s Ricardo Correa made the list – Take a Look: http://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/100-inspiring-hispanic-latinx-scientists-in-america