George W. Bush Presidential Center
Presidential Leadership Scholars
Developing a generation of leaders focused on solving society’s most challenging issues.
We’re bringing together leaders from across the nonprofit, military, public, and private sector fields to produce bold and principled leaders who are committed to solving our greatest challenges, both domestically and across the world.
Throughout its history, the United States has been a vibrant Nation with talented leaders confronting its toughest problems. Today, we need a new generation of champions who come together to make significant contributions in the communities where they live, work, and volunteer.
The future will be owned by leaders who, despite their differences, are willing to engage in the difficult job of finding real solutions.
The Presidential Leadership Scholars program draws on the strengths and resources of the George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. Diverse midcareer professionals hone their leadership abilities through interactions with former presidents, key administration officials, leading academics, and business leaders.
Learn more about application details and the program at the Presidential Leadership Scholars website
First-of-its-kind program, in partnership with other presidential centers, teaches leadership through the lens of presidential experiences.
A diverse group of rising leaders form lifelong connections that would not have been made otherwise and engage in an active alumni network.
Scholars attribute their significant personal leadership growth to the program, as well as inspiration and progress on their personal leadership projects.
Presidential Leadership Scholars Team
Managing Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute
David Rubenstein Fellow George W. Bush Institute
Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute
Deputy Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute
Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Business Roundtable
President, American University
Former Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T
Executive Chairman and CoFounder, EmPath
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Former Executive Director, Bush Institute
Chairman Emeritus, LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees
Counselor to the Chair, Clinton Foundation
Chairman, McLarty Associates
Special Counsel, African Affairs, The Carmen Group; Advisor, U.S. African Development Foundation on Somalia
Vice Chairman, LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees
Associate Vice President, Leadership & Engagement, Texas A&M University
President and Chief Executive Officer, 2036
Chairman, LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees