President's Initiatives

President's Student Leadership Institute

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Please contact Reina Arai Pomeroy (410) 706-1478 if you have any questions regarding the program. 

Program Description

The President’s Student Leadership Institute (PSLI) is a self-driven certificate program focused on exposing UMB student leaders (or aspiring student leaders) to contemporary issues in leadership in order to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse and global society. PSLI aims to bring students at different levels of leadership development from various schools on campus together to learn and/or enhance skills necessary for leadership on- and off-campus. This program will utilize a series of seminars and exposure to service learning to support the learning outcome of intra- and inter- competence through an emphasis on Self Development; Personal and Professional Management; Communication; Critical Thinking; Strategic Planning; Working with Others; Diversity; and Service Learning. Upon completion of PSLI graduates will receive a certificate and the President's Interprofessional honor cord.


Upon completion of the program, students will be invited to a Student Leadership Awards and Recognition Ceremony. All campus leaders will be invited to attend, regardless of PSLI affiliation. This ceremony will recognize PSLI program graduates; as well as, recognize outstanding student groups on campus.  President Perman will be in attendance to present certificates to PSLI graduates and university-wide student group leaders.