Leadership

Student Life offers a variety of opportunities to help support a student's interest in discovering and enhancing their own leadership skills.

Students at CPCC can learn and practice student leadership in a variety of ways:

Complete information about leadership events can be found on the Student Life Events Calendar, OR check with the Student Life staff at your campus for upcoming programs!

Ruth G. Shaw Scholars

Dr. Ruth G. Shaw, CPCC's second College President, remains a loyal supporter of CPCC students and has begun the Ruth G. Shaw Scholars program at CPCC. This is a selective program, limited to 10 female CPCC students, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship and spend an entire academic year in workshops with other students and with community Ruth G. Shaw mentors. The program aims to:

  • Connect women to one another and to a supportive network of faculty, staff and community mentors.
  • Inspire women to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.
  • Nurture female leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies
  • Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.

Students are selected during the Spring term for the following academic year. Applications for this program are typically available following Spring Break.

Questions? Contact Amanda Capobianchi or Nakeshia Staley.

    ONLINE STUDENT LEADERSHIP GUIDE

    Can't participate in SLA or attend the leadership conference? Visit our online resource to learn more about leadership. Student Life has partnered with CPCC Library Services to provide an online guide for students to access library materials and external resources related to leadership, including books, videos and websites.

    ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

    Career & College Readiness also supports leadership experiences for students in their programs (GED, ESL, Pathways, etc.).