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President's Leadership Society brings together 'best and brightest' OSU-Tulsa students

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rachel Millea says her extra academic effort is paying off.

She is among the top OSU-Tulsa students selected for the prestigious President’s Leadership Society (PLS), an invitation-only honor that requires demonstrated academic and leadership excellence.

“I wasn’t anything special in high school, but I decided that this year I was going to go all out to be the best me I could be,” Millea said. “I cried when I got the invitation because it means so much to me. It’s like a second chance.”

In its first year, PLS will provide emerging student leaders with special recognition, academic enrichment and mentoring. In addition, members will receive assistance with career and leadership development and access to seminars on business etiquette, resume building and interviewing.

The group requires a commitment from students to attend monthly meetings and participate in certain activities and provides students with opportunities for community engagement and networking with Tulsa leaders and OSU-Tulsa alumni.

“Students in PLS are among our best and brightest,” said Dr. Raj Basu, faculty advisor for PLS. “In addition to providing an outstanding academic experience, we want to ensure that our best students are exposed to extracurricular activities and social networks necessary to be successful in life.”

Student Megan Schoch said she is grateful for the opportunity to further develop leadership skills that will prepare her for career success.

“I was never really involved in student organizations,” she said. “I was ecstatic to be selected for this honor.”

For more information about PLS, visit the program website.

Media Contact: Aaron Campbell | 918-594-8046 |