Each year Posse comes closer to realizing its long-term goal of changing the face of leadership in the United States. The ultimate goal is to build a brand new kind of professional leadership network, one that this country has never seen before, and one that will more accurately represent the demographics of the nation. Posse alumni come from the nation’s largest urban public school systems and graduate from top colleges and universities. As they assume positions of leadership, they will reflect the concerns, values and dreams of all Americans.
To best serve its alumni, The Posse Foundation established programming with four primary components: 1) The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), 2) Graduate School Affiliates, 3) The National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, and 4) The Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal.
Posse National Alumni Advisory Council
The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) comprises 16 alumni representing all Posse sites. PNAAC was established to support alumni by providing continued leadership and professional development opportunities. PNAAC also works to further relationships between alumni and the Foundation and to encourage philanthropy, leadership and networking within the alumni community.
Graduate School Affiliates
The expansion of graduate school opportunities for Posse alumni is a testament to Posse’s growing reputation for excellence among institutions of higher education. Below is a list of graduate schools that offer scholarships along with stipends and other forms of financial aid to support graduate study for Posse alumni.
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Washington (Seattle)
Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal
This online resource provides Posse Scholars and alumni with information about professional development and graduate school opportunities as well as details about upcoming events and important Posse news.
Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.
David Pérez Featured Alumnus
Dr. David Pérez II is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is conducting a national study on the achievement patterns of male Latino students at selective colleges and universities. Read David’s Story.
Latest NewsSpring 2015
Sixty-one new Scholars won nearly $8 million in four-year, full-tuition scholarships from Posse Houston's six partner colleges and universities.Spring 2015
Bryn Mawr College Scholars Gissell Montoya and Jessica Bernal, both sophomores, were awarded competitive research fellowships for Ph.D.-track students to prepare them for professorial careers and to increase faculty diversity in higher education.Spring 2015
Thirty-one new Scholars were awarded over $5 million in four-year, full-tuition merit-based leadership scholarships to Bard College, Grinnell College and Tulane University.Spring 2015
Inspired by her passion for gospel singing and its rich history in New Orleans, Tulane University sophomore Kayla Jackson volunteered to co-chair this year’s Black Arts Festival at Tulane University.