Our Story & Mission

Twenty five years ago, a vision of a diverse and inclusive academic environment inspired presidents from Ivy League institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading doctoral granting and teaching institutions to form an innovative partnership to shape the next generation of scholars and leaders.

The impact of the Leadership Alliance is significant. Measured not only by the number of students who have attained advanced degrees, the Alliance’s success is sustained by the ability of our diverse network of institutions to create opportunities so that all students are supported and empowered to fulfill their highest educational aspiration and skillfully pursue their career goals.