Presidents Leadership Class

Presidents Leadership Class or PLC is a four-year leadership development program for undergraduate students at CU. As a program, it focuses on academics, community, experience and service. As a part of the cohort of 2020, I am joined by 35 other aspiring students all seeking the best education and experience in leadership. PLC consists of four core classes, which count toward a leadership minor, as well as service requirements and other opportunities. Part of the leadership minor is creating a portfolio that contains pre and post course reflections for each class, you can find them below. I am so honored to be a part of this amazing group of people and can’t wait to see where we go next!

1810 Becoming a Leader

Pre-Course Reflection

As I begin this journey through PLC, I hope to bring my current leadership skills and experience into a community where I can learn and grow from those around me. I am excited to increase my leadership skill set and learn to bring out the best in my co-workers. Through PLC I hope to gain the knowledge to understand leadership situations on a deeper level and understand what is behind many common leadership challenges. I also hope to learn more about myself through this program so that I can take a fuller advantage of my strengths and strengthen my weaknesses. I strongly believe in the power of different people bringing their viewpoints into shared space and in the critical role of being an organizer of that collaboration. Over the past several years I have discovered a passion for this kind of leadership and I hope to strengthen my abilities to practice it. I look forward to the opportunities ahead of me to practice the leadership skills learned in our classes and to learning how to best follow the leadership of those around me.


I am honored to be a part of the PLC community. While I’m a PLCer, I plan to bring a positive attitude, diligence, and enthusiasm to our classes and to our community. I will strive to become a leader who is effective though motivating people to be passionate about their work and lead in a positive and proactive way. As I enter this community, I choose to accept the responsibility of looking out for my fellow PLCers and my cohort specifically, especially in these unprecedented times. I could not be more honored and excited to be a part of this incredible program and I look forward to all the ways to learn from and contribute to this strong community of leaders.