The Center for Leadership is pleased to present the Student Leaders of the Year Award. This program highlights the impact of leadership education at CU Boulder. By recognizing outstanding students, we reward exceptional work and highlight leadership programs. The student leader chosen to introduce the Leo Hill guest speakers will rotate between leadership programs year to year. Qualified Student Leaders of the Year will also be invited to attend the Leo Hill Leadership Speaker Series Chancellor's Reception in early 2023. All of the nominees will be recognized at Macky Auditorium for the marquee Leo Hill Speaker event as well.


The CU Boulder Student Leaders of the Year awards recognize those individuals participating in campus leadership programs who have demonstrated:

  • Academic excellence and curiosity
  • Extraordinary support to and innovation within campus leadership programs
  • Exceptional service to the community, either campus or Boulder metro area
  • Outstanding character and personal resilience
  • Exemplary embodiment of the Colorado Creed

Nominees must be an active member of a Center for Leaderhship Affiliate Program at CU Boulder in good standing with the University and their own college or school and the individual must be nominated by their program director or professor.