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The Presidential Leadership Academy

The President’s Leadership Academy (PLA) is designed to nourish a cadre of selected Penn State undergraduates with significant potential for future leadership. The PLA educates students to understand issues broadly and to appreciate the complexity and variability of world matters, decisions, and life’s circumstances. It promotes and cultivates values that are critical to the full development of Penn State’s undergraduates, including civility, philanthropy, respect for diversity, and student engagement. The PLA provides integrated coursework, hosts leadership seminars, sponsors field trips, and promotes civic engagement through volunteerism and community participation.

The lead gift to establish the Presidential Leadership Academy was provided by Edward R. and Helen S. Hintz. Future support from other individuals and organizations will enhance and expand the experiences students have in the Academy and will help create new program opportunities.

To learn more about the Presidential Leadership Academy, visit its Web site.

View the Presidential Leadership Academy White Paper.