CSU–Pueblo names 2009-2010 President Leadership Program Class

Fifteen students have been named to the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) at Colorado State University – Pueblo. The students were selected by a committee of campus and community board members and students from the PLP program.

Currently in its ninth year, the PLP program is one of 10 schools to participate in the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a consortium of comprehensive leadership education programs at undergraduate institutions across Colorado. Through shared resources and collaborative efforts, CLA’s focus is to develop the next generation of Colorado's leaders. PLP develops and trains emerging leaders at CSU-Pueblo through a four – year academic leadership program focused on academic and experiential learning. Scholars are given opportunities to obtain leadership experience through mentoring, internships, etiquette training, and presentations by leaders in various fields from government and education to the service sectors. PLP students also earn a minor in leadership studies.

Eligible candidates are graduating high school seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and who display leadership potential, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to something outside one’s self. PLP challenges participants to identify and engage in leadership issues facing Southern Colorado. Participants must retain no less than a 3.0 grade point average at CSU-Pueblo to maintain eligibility status.

The following students are members of the 2009-10 PLP freshman class:

Colorado Springs
Kyle Runyon

Cardon Brandt

Manitou Springs
Talisha Bell

Alayna Abeyta, South High School
Nicole Abney, Centennial High School
Antonio Amaya, Central High School
Josh Luna, Centennial High School
Sarah Mutz, Central High School
Gina Ragulsky, South High School

Pueblo West
Brad Reeves

Sheridan Lake
Jason Specht

Justin McMillan
Chelsea Ringo

Carly Burmeister, Castaic, CA
Amber Willems, Farmington, NM

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.