25th Anniversary Celebration
Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy
Celebrating 25 years of credibility, integrity, service, and learning.
Bowling Green State University is proud to celebrate 25 years of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy. The Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy (PLA) was established in 1997 by former BGSU President Sidney A. Ribeau. In the fall of 1998, the first cohort of students committed to developing their leadership skills were selected for the PLA. In the spring of 2009, the University’s Board of Trustees honored the former president’s initiative by renaming the program the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy. For the past 25 years, the PLA has recruited and supported BGSU students in their leadership development. Learn more about the celebration.
PLA is a significant example of the power of philanthropy and the impact of paying it forward. Without support and spirit to give back, the PLA would not have the same transformative experiences it provides to each student. We are proud of the legacy of servant leadership you helped to create and look forward to the continued support of our student leaders.
Eyes on tomorrow, feet on today.
During the 25th celebration, Early Bird Films joined us to capture the stories and perspectives of PLA alumni. Current scholars, alumni, friends of the program, and university dignitaries gathered to commemorate this important celebration and shared the importance of the PLA from their perspectives.
Early Bird Films is owned by Matt Henkes, PLA Alumni (2013 cohort).
The President’s Leadership Academy provides a comprehensive leadership curriculum grounded in the ideals of servant leadership. Through the development of a community of scholars, students are empowered to grow and develop as they seize opportunities and maximize their academic success while at Bowling Green State University.
Updated: 09/08/2023 09:50AM