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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

CALS Leadership Institute (CALS LI)

CALS Leadership Institute is a unique leadership development program for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Students are selected through a nomination and interview process based on demonstrated leadership attributes and academic achievement.

Over the course of 17 months (3 semesters), students will engage in leadership modules, an international travel experience, and are paired with a mentor. This leadership experience prepares students for positions in business, communications, science, natural resources and pre-professional studies.


Dr. Natalie Coers
Lecturer of Global Agricultural Leadership Development
CALS Leadership Institute / Global Leadership and Change Certificate

CALS Leadership Institute Highlights

  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Mentoring Program
  • Guest Speakers
  • Service Experiences
  • International Service and Learning Experience

Current and Past CALS LI Cohorts