The President’s Leadership Academy was developed in the Fall of 2010 to recognize and develop leadership at all levels of the College. Employees are nominated based upon their dedication to the College and their demonstrated evidence of leadership or potential for leadership. The Academy focuses on understanding the College, its environment and communities, how it works, and on professional development of academy members. Participants are given a leadership characteristic assessment which provides a self-understanding of leadership, organizational skills and team work. Each academy class is divided into teams and asked to work on internal service learning projects to 1) apply what they are learning and 2) give back to the College.