President’s Leadership Academy Nominations Due April 15


Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas is pleased to ask for your help, with the support of Campus Life & Event Services, in seeking nominations for the sixth year of the President’s Leadership Academy. This leadership program, which began in Fall 2011, is an eight session program that is designed around the framework of the Student Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner. The academy is intended to be the next step in a student’s development after completing Emerging Leaders or a similar leadership experience. However, Emerging Leaders is not a prerequisite for participation in the President’s Leadership Academy.

Participants in the program will interact with campus and community leaders; refine their leadership skills with a focus on making positive contributions to the Southeast and Cape Girardeau community; and have an opportunity to receive a Southeast Success Grant to help fund a project designed by student participants with the purpose of improving the University or local community.

Southeast faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to nominate students they have witnessed with demonstrated leadership potential who are ready to take on their next leadership challenge for the third President’s Leadership Academy cohort. A nominee must:

  1. Have completed 30 or more credit hours;
  2. Be in at least his/her second year of college;
  3. Be an active member in at least one student organization or community group;
  4. Be in good judicial standing; and
  5. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The application process is simple. Please send an email to and include the following:

  1. Your name and contact information and
  2. The nominee’s name and contact information.

A letter of support is not required, but if you would like to submit one, it may be considered in the screening process. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15.

For more information or questions about the program or the nomination process, contact Megan Murray, coordinator for Leadership Development, at or (573) 651-2280.