Our Story & Mission

The Leadership Alliance started as a partnership of 23 institutions that came together in 1992 to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector. Today, this consortium has grown to more than 30 institutions and private industry who have provided research and networking experiences to over 4,000 young scholars.

What makes the Leadership Alliance unique…

  • Participant engagement across the entire academic pathway
  • Ongoing mentoring and networking among undergraduates, graduate students, advanced degree scholars, and research partners in higher education, government and industry
  • Grounded in collaborations among minority-serving and research institutions
  • Research opportunities across all disciplines

To Train. To Mentor. To Inspire.