Professional Leadership Program named to winner's circle for 2019 LEAD Award

The PLP celebrates at their 25th anniversary gala.
From left to right: Jordan Gill (PLP coordinator),
Dr. Rachel Cleveland (PLP director), Billy Johnson
(former PLP director), Shelia Johnson, Meaghan
Hildinger (PLP assistant director) 

UNT’s Professional Leadership Program (PLP) was named to the winner’s circle (top five) for’s 2019 Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Awards.
For more than 35 years, the LEAD Awards, formerly known as Leadership Excellence Awards, have identified and recognized the top leadership programs and organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. Ultimately, the awards serve to salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset - their people.
This year, UNT was recognized for “Custom Content Programming- Continuing Education with Emphasis on Leadership/ Organizational Development.”
“The Professional Leadership Program at UNT is thrilled to be in the winner’s circle for this award. PLP has shown unique opportunities for students at UNT for the last 25 years, and we are excited to see others recognize the importance of leadership development in college students,” said PLP Director, Rachel Cleveland, Ph.D.
Other ranked institutions included: Rollins College, Pepperdine University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Iowa, and Michigan State University.