This year's group was selected after a rigorous application and review process. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession or organization. At
"Sheila is a true leader and a pioneer when it comes to advancing the conversation around data privacy and practices," said
Over the course of several months, Scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.
"I'm honored to be named a part of this prestigious group and look forward to the many learning and knowledge sharing opportunities that lie ahead," Colclasure said. "As the world becomes increasingly digital and data driven, it is important for us to continue to develop best practices for ethical data use, and through programs like this I hope to further the global discussion around using data for good."
Colclasure will commence her journey in
The latest class joins the alumni network of 121 Scholars in the program. They include individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographies, coming from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military and academia. The full list of 2017 scholars can be viewed here.
About the Presidential Leadership Scholar program
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