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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.

CALS Leadership Institute Applications

2021-2022 applications for Cohort 12 are open.

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