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NEW Leadership NV

National Education for Women's Leadership is an award-winning program to educate anyone who aspires to be a woman leader.

About NEW Leadership

NEW Leadership™ is an award-winning national nonpartisan program to educate college women about politics and leadership and encourage them to become effective leaders in the political arena. The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, developed the innovative program in 1991 and branched out to invite other universities into its NEW Leadership Development Network.

In 2001, the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada accepted CAWP’s invitation to join the development network and in 2003, held its first program. The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV was the first site in the southwestern and Rocky Mountain states to host this program. As an official NEW Leadership™ Network Partner, we provide intensive training featuring an innovative curriculum.

About the Summer Institute

The centerpiece of the N.E.W. Leadership program is a 6-day summer institute that brings together 25 college students from across the state to learn about civic participation from accomplished women leaders. Students meet formally and informally with leaders, mentors, and different career professionals through a series of panels, lectures, and interactive workshops and create lasting networks and mentoring relationships.

ALUM Testimonials & Mentors for the Application Process

Hesitant to embark on this summer program of self discovery? Hear and contact Alums who can help you with your application while also answering any questions you may have about the experience!

Aerial Halstead

Contact with questions: aerielhalstead@gmail.com

Alondra Ysita

Contact with questions: ysita@unlv.nevada.edu

Cheryl Guinan

Contact with questions: cheryl_guinan@mail.tmcc.edu

Emily Carter

Contact with questions: cartee3@unlv.nevada.edu

Frances Hampton

Contact with questions: hamptonfranceshoa@gmail.com

Natividad Zintzun

Contact with questions: ngzintzun16@gmail.com 

Why NEW Leadership Nevada? Madina Kamolova tells you why!

Contact with questions: kamolova@unlv.nevada.edu

National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership NV Involvement Opportunities

Faculty in Residence (FIR)

Faculty In Residence work side-by-side with staff, students, and is paid for the entire duration of the NEW Leadership Nevada Program, happening for one full week in June. FIRs must reside in their assigned campus dorms for the program's duration and assist each day by coordinating structured and unstructured programming. NEW Leadership Nevada 2022 is scheduled for May 31-June 5, 2022.

If you are interested in being an FIR, please email newl@unlv.edu by February 28, 2022, and a one-pager of why you'd like to be FIR, and a one-pager of why you'd like to be FIR. Depending on the makeup of the year's class regarding their field and interests, we will select the FIRs that best suit their fields of concentration.


Top row from Left to Right: Ashley Bowman, Cariela Santana, Emily Carter, and Moee Turbin

Bottom row from Left to Right: Regina Mitchell, Dr. Valerie Taylor, and Dr. Joanna Jezierska


Jean Munson

Program Manager

Call: 702-895-2902 or 702-895-4931

Email: newl@unlv.edu