How to become e pluribus unum 

June 1, 2023

By Michael Cooper  We call ourselves the United States of America, but we’re anything but united these days.   The divisions aren’t about the issues. Instead, we’re sorting ourselves by culture, education level, negative partisanship, and the choice to associate only with those whom we agree with. That’s not healthy for our democracy or sustainable.  But we […]


2022 Module Six Recap: Philadelphia

June 24, 2022

The 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholars completed their sixth and final module in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month. The capstone module focused on the power of reflection and tying together lessons learned throughout the transformative program year. Scholars met at the Independence Visitor Center located at Independence National Historical Park where they heard from former secretaries […]


Welcoming our newest neighbors

June 21, 2022

Learn how one Presidential Leadership Scholar’s organization is welcoming our newest neighbors.


Addressing the workforce crisis in trade industries

June 7, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Adam Gilbertson, Vice President at RDO Equipment Co., is working to solve a major challenge in his home state of Montana and across the country: There aren’t enough young people entering into the trade industries. He discusses how his personal leadership project, Build Montana, is engaging with the education system in the […]


2022 Module Five Recap: Austin

May 19, 2022

The Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2022 completed their fifth module in Austin, Texas, last week. This module focused on the leadership skill of working collaboratively to influence and persuade stakeholders through the lens of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration.  Scholars were welcomed by Mark Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, […]


Applications Open for Eighth Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

May 2, 2022

A one-of-a-kind opportunity to join a network of leaders making a difference in the world and to learn from the leadership of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson


In the News|Save America’s Patent System

April 28, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Priti Krishtel, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of I-MAK, was recently quoted in a New York Times editorial endorsing the work of her organization, which fights to create a more inclusive, equitable patent system that works for all. “The patent office holds sway over huge swaths of the U.S. economy,” said Krishtel. “It […]


2022 Module Four Recap: Dallas

April 25, 2022

This month, the Presidential Leadership Scholars visited the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The fourth program module focused on the leadership skill of decision making through the lens of President Bush’s leadership and administration.


Scholar Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Raymond Tsai

April 11, 2022

Presidential Leadership Scholar Dr. Raymond Tsai (2020) is working to improve overall health and wellness in the rural communities of California.


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. 


2022 Module Three Recap: Vision and Communication

March 25, 2022

The 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholars gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center for their third program module March 10-12.