President's Initiatives

Lunch & Learn Sessions

PSLI is a co-curricular, certificate program designed to expose students to contemporary issues in leadership and professional development in order to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse work place.  PSLI aims to bring students from different levels of leadership development from all schools on campus together to learn and or enhance skills necessary for leadership on and off campus.  Many of these courses offer an opportunity to engage in conversation in an Interprofessional manner, in order to deepen the conversation and learning. 

This program will utilize a series of lunch time seminars, discussions and service to support the learning throughout the course of the academic year.  Upon completion of PSLI, the candidates will be acknowledged for their distinction at a reception with the University President.

Requirements and Seminar Information

After completion of the application and upon notification of acceptance into the cohort, the student is encouraged to plan out the classes that she/he will attend throughout the course of the year.  Planning is key for completing the program successfully. 

Candidates will complete 4 Core seminars and 5 Elective seminars from the Track to which they are assigned. Most seminars are one hour long, during the noon - 1 p.m. lunch hour. Additionally, candidates will complete 30 hours of service (not tied to their educational program) and a reflection essay at the end of the year.

Download the 2014-2015 schedule for the President's Student Leadership Institute. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend any session, even if they are not PSLI candidates.