Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to reflect on importance of leadership at the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program
Presidents to be joined by Presidential Leadership Scholars from across the United States who are tackling the most pressing issues of our time
DALLAS -- On June 27, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will be joined by Presidential Leadership Scholars Lisa Hallett, CEO of wear blue: run to remember, and Jay Bhatt, SVP and CMO of the American Hospital Association, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for a conversation centered around the work they are doing to address veterans’ issues and challenges in health care. The conversation will take place during the graduation ceremony of the 2019 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, which marks the fifth anniversary since the program began in 2015.
The 2019 class of Scholars is comprised of doctors, veterans, corporate professionals, attorneys, public servants, educators, and more from across the country who over the past five months have come together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. This year’s class will join an active network of 240 Scholars who are working to lead lasting and positive change in their communities and across the globe.
- President George W. Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Lisa Hallett, CEO of wear blue: run to remember
- Jay Bhatt, SVP and CMO of the American Hospital Association
- 58 Scholars in the class of 2019
WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. CT Program Begins
WHERE: The George W. Bush Presidential Center
PRESS: The graduation ceremony is OPEN PRESS. Media who plan to attend must apply for credentials here.
NOTE: This event is not open to the public, but will be streamed live on www.presidentialleadershipscholars.org.
About the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program:
PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Each year, a diverse group of mid-career professionals begin a journey to hone their leadership abilities through interactions with former presidents, key administration officials, leading academics, and business and civic leaders.
Scholars put their learning into action through a personal leadership project, intended to solve a problem or pressing issue in their community, country, or the world. They gain the skills necessary to work across divides and develop a network that spans traditional geographic, professional, political, and economic boundaries.
PLS challenges pre-existing perceptions and inspires the Scholars to lead lasting, positive change.