Our 3,100+ Posse alumni are changing the face of leadership

By 2020 there will be more than 6,000 Posse alumni in the workforce. Members of this Posse alumni network will sit at the tables where decisions are made and better represent the voices of all Americans.

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.

with two or more years of experience either have or are pursuing graduate degrees

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

Columbia University

Duke University

Johns Hopkins University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

University of Washington (Seattle)

Yale University

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.

The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.

Valeria Carranza Featured Alumna

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Dickinson College Posse alumna Valeria Carranza is the executive director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus after starting her post-college career as unpaid White House intern. Read Valeria’s Story.

Latest News

GW & Notre Dame Partner with Posse

Fall 2015

This fall, The George Washington University is recruiting its first Posse from Atlanta, and the University of Notre Dame is selecting its first Posse from New Orleans.

Presidents Conference Examines Merit in Higher Ed

Fall 2015

The Posse Foundation’s biennial Presidents Conference on Higher Education assembled an audience of presidents and chancellors from some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to explore conceptions of merit and their impact on diversity, inclusion and equity at the most selective institutes of higher education.

Vanderbilt Alum Wins Ainslie Achievement Award

Fall 2015

Posse alumna Mia Howard, the founder and executive director of Intrepid College Prep Charter School in Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2015 winner of Posse’s Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her commitment to providing deserving young people with access to top educational opportunities.

Alumni Explore Elements of Leadership at Annual Conference

Fall 2015

​The seventh annual National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference in New York City welcomed close to 200 alumni representing seven Posse chapters.

Wesleyan Veteran Scholar Embraces Liberal Arts

Fall 2015

​Brian Barkman Jr. is exploring the possibilities of a liberal arts education at Wesleyan University as a member of the school’s second Veterans Posse.