Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2015 Graduation


July 10, 2015


President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton spoke at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. The 60 scholars include individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographies from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military, and academia, who were selected because of their desire and capacity to strengthen their leadership skills.

Since February 2015, the scholars have traveled once a month to a participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. They studied and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, developed a network of peers, and exchanged ideas with mentors and others. They also developed a personal leadership project, intended to make a significant difference in their communities, across the country, or around the globe.

Presidents Bush and Clinton participated in a moderated conversation at the graduation ceremony. The event also included a conversation with entrepreneur Mark Cuban.  For more information, visit: