Perspectives on Systematic Racism

June 23, 2020

Presidential Leadership Scholars are lending their voices to provide perspective on the systemic racism in this country and share thoughts towards progress.


Remembering the Leadership of President George H.W. Bush

March 26, 2019

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM: SESSION 2 IN COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS This month, Scholars traveled to College Station to learn about the leadership style and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. Session two focused on developing strategic partnerships. Scholars took a close look at the partnerships and alliances President Bush formed […]


Lessons in Presidential History

February 20, 2019

Lessons in leadership from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program: Session one in D.C. In February, the 2019 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) kicked off the fifth year of the program in Washington, D.C. The latest class joins an active network of 240 Scholars who are applying lessons learned through the program to make a difference […]


2019 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced

January 31, 2019

Fifth annual class comprised of 60 Scholars including veterans, educators, physicians, public servants, and corporate professionals; program begins on February 5 in Washington, D.C.  January 31, 2019 – Today, the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced the 60 Scholars who will form the program’s fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse […]


From Austin to Iraq: Two Presidential Leadership Scholars Continue to Take Action

October 4, 2018 | Sunny Jha (‘18) and | Quyen Chu (‘18)

Meet two changemakers who share a commitment to advancing medical standards in developing countries. At the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Center in Austin, Texas, a discussion of international medical trips between two 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars led them to embark on one themselves. Dr. Quyen Chu and Dr. Sunny Jha – a surgeon and anesthesiologist, […]


Scholar Buddy Bengel Starts Disaster Relief Fund in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

September 24, 2018 | Buddy Bengel (‘18) and | William McNulty (‘15)

Catastrophic Flooding  This month, the North Carolina coastal town known as the picturesque setting of Nicholas Sparks novels was devastated by disaster. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, much of New Bern, North Carolina, and neighboring communities on the east coast were under water. Hundreds have lost their homes and are left stranded without basic necessities […]


Developing Leaders in Healthcare

September 11, 2018 | Neil Grunberg (‘15)

Scholar Spotlight: How Neil Grunberg is educating the next generation of leaders working to make an impact in military-based healthcare delivery The healthcare industry faces a number of challenges and a high demand for practical change in all facets of medical accessibility, especially for our armed services and their families. Leadership is needed among physicians […]


Video: 2018 Graduation Featuring Presidents Bush and Clinton

July 9, 2018

President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton joined 59 Presidential Leadership Scholars at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas for a conversation centered around the work Scholars are doing to address current issues faced in our nation and around the world.


Meet Four Changemakers from Diverse Backgrounds Who Share a Commitment to Facing Society’s Greatest Challenges

July 2, 2018

Each year, leaders commit to improving civic or social good through the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a unique initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush.


Session 5 Recap: Persuasion and influence in the Johnson administration

June 28, 2018

Last week, the 2018 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars met for the fifth time at the LBJ Presidential Library on the campus of the University of Texas. Here, Scholars heard from Lynda Johnson Robb, former administration officials, and President Johnson himself on tape, to gain unique insight into President Johnson’s leadership style — specifically his approach to […]


Applications Open for Fifth Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

June 5, 2018

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 […]