peter c cook leadership academy cohort

Where emerging leaders prepare to build their future

The Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy is a leadership development program for 60+ undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year. The program is co-curricularĀ and cross-disciplinary puttingĀ our student fellow candidates through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence. Candidates are admitted to the Cook Leadership Academy for one or more years. Each applicant must meet the criteria of high academic achievement, active involvement in the campus community, dedication to the public good, a passion to lead, and a commitment to personal growth.

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The Program

Wheelhouse Talks


Public leadership lectures

Self Reflections


Interactive workshops

Leader Labs


Student storytelling 



Individualized community mentorship

More About the Academy

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This endowment is used to support the leadership development of the 60+ fellow candidates in the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy.

If you have any questions about the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy, please contact Abby Sachs at [email protected] or (616) 331-7322.

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