Why Posse Is Needed

A Multicultural World

As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of this new century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems.

Posse is helping to create a new kind of network of leaders who will sit at the tables where decisions are made and better represent the voices of all Americans.

The presence of a multicultural team of students from diverse backgrounds fosters a campus environment that is more welcoming to all. Posse Scholars are positively affecting their campus communities through dialogue and leadership. Upon graduation, many Posse alumni enter the workforce, while others pursue graduate degrees at leading institutions. Collectively, they represent a growing and diverse leadership network.

Posse’s 2015 Annual Report

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Latest News

Member of First Posse Becomes President of Ithaca College

Winter 2017

​Dr. Shirley Collado has been named the next president of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. A member of the inaugural Posse that matriculated at Vanderbilt University in 1989, Shirley is the first Posse alumna to become president of an institution of higher education.

New Directory Helps Posse Alums #BuildTheNetwork

Winter 2016

Alumni can use the directory to reach out to their network for support with post-graduate prospects, professional development opportunities, and guidance when relocating.

Posse Women Lead in STEM

Winter 2016

Three Posse alumnae are clearing hurdles in the pursuit of making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields more inclusive environments.

Start a Givalanche to Support the Next Generation of Scholars

Winter 2016

The Posse Foundation’s goal is to inspire 100 percent alumni participation to raise $100,000. Alumni can exponentially multiply their investments of time and treasure by tapping into their networks.

Join the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council

Winter 2016

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 3, 2017.