Institute Seeks Shear Fellows for 21st Century Leadership Academy

Students may become Shear Fellows by attending the 21st Century Leadership Academy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Participants will join 36 of Missouri’s top student leaders for the weeklong residential college program, May 20-25.

As Missouri’s premier leadership development opportunity focused on women’s public policy leadership, the 21st Century Leadership Academy encourages students to consider careers in public policy and provides leadership skills training.

The agenda includes meetings with women elected officials, government leaders and policy advocates as well as panel discussions, small group projects and skill-building opportunities. A trip to Jefferson City, Mo., is also planned, where Shear Fellows will meet with state leaders and participate in a mock legislative session.

Academy graduates are currently working in legislative and executive offices in Washington, D.C., and Jefferson City, attending law school and graduate school across the country and leading campus political groups. Last year’s participants from Truman were Amber Jones, Lina Khan, Emily Kiddoo and Brianna Lennon.

Truman State University will select up to four students to attend the Academy and will cover the cost of participation.

Applicants must be currently-enrolled degree-seeking students who have expressed interest in women’s public policy leadership and plan on returning to Truman for the fall 2007 semester. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at and are due Feb. 23. Contact A. Kay Anderson, registrar, at 785.4143 or for more information.

Additional information about the Academy can be found at
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