For Immediate Release: June 27, 2019
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WATCH LIVE: Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to reflect on importance of leadership at the fifth graduation ceremony 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, TX – This evening, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush will participate in a conversation reflecting on the importance of leadership at the fifth Presidential Leadership Scholars Program graduation. President Clinton and President Bush will be joined by 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 Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership among the presidential centers of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, brings together leaders from across the nonprofit, military, public, and private sector fields to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of these four presidencies. This year’s class ofdoctors, veterans, corporate professionals, attorneys, public servants, educators, and more will join an active network of 240 Scholars who are working to lead lasting and positive change in their communities and across the globe.
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.