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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.

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 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 2021 is scheduled for June 7-12, 2021.

If you would like to apply, applications are due January 31, 2021. Applications to open for FIRS on December 7, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be made known in February.

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First row from Left to Right: Ana Rosas, Rickeysha Burt, Noelle Garcia, and Jean Munson. Second row: Regina Mitchell, Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak, Valerie Velasco, and Aika Dietz. Third row: Moee Turbin and Brenda Cruz


Jean Munson

Program Manager

Call: 702-895-2902 or 702-895-4931

Email: newl@unlv.edu