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. 


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


Online platform connects teens and senior to form unlikely friendships

August 31, 2020 | Michael Hole (‘19)

Class of 2019’s Michael Hole and his team at the Dell Medical School recently launched the “Big & Mini” match program, which pairs seniors and teens to bridge generations and combat loneliness in COVID-19. Check out their highlight on the Today Show: https://www.today.com/video/online-platform-connects-teens-and-senior-to-form-unlikely-friendships-88225861525?fbclid=IwAR1vNe8RTpTPxqZPukorJq8rwzCH0Vr6hup2MQwajDJvykmWeucAYc4d3Rw


Pizza Hut Appoints First-Ever Chief Equity Officer

August 20, 2020 | Chequan Lewis (‘18)

Class of 2018’s Chequan Lewis, who formerly oversaw Pizza Hut’s domestic Express chain, was recently appointed as their first ever Chief Equity Officer. Learn more via Ad Week: https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/pizza-hut-appoints-first-ever-chief-equity-officer/?fbclid=IwAR2CZ55ADUmucqw_BoOZH-jKtcYHYOVqV62ngpR2P4OQ1Z76HAFiKv-eEYE


An Urgent Invitation to The Movies

August 13, 2020

PLS Class of 2015 Scholar Holly Gordon provides a list of movie recommendations to her fellow Scholars on the topic of democracy, race, and justice. As the Chief Impact Officer at Participant, a film production company in Los Angeles, I often describe my job as not making our movies, but making our movies make a […]


Real Reform Comes From Civic Stamina

August 4, 2020

Recently, PLS Class of 2020-2021 Scholar Sloane Davidson’s PLP Hello Neighbor won a Renewal Award from The Atlantic and Allstate from over 13,000 applicants. Learn more: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/07/2020-renewal-award-winners-profiles/614125/


Revitalized by summer protests, Dallas’ inequity programs fight through pandemic’s ‘gut punch’

July 27, 2020 | Byron Sanders (‘17)

Class of 2017’s Byron Sanders was recently highlighted by the Dallas Morning News about his nonprofit, Big Thought. Read the article: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/07/24/revitalized-by-summer-protests-dallas-inequity-programs-fight-through-pandemics-gut-punch/