Amy Kirlin (719) 262-3065

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO — Fourteen students from Colorado and four other states were recently selected to participate in the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, a highly selective honors program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

CLC is a four-year leadership development program that engages students in meaningful community service, helps them interact with community leaders, and builds leadership skills. The students also study effective leaders and leadership theory. Each student receives a $3,500 annual scholarship.

Several organizations and businesses in Colorado Springs provided the student scholarships. They are: El Pomar Foundation, the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, Agilent Technologies, and Firstbank of Colorado Springs.

CLC is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA), a program of El Pomar Foundation. CLA is a partnership between the Student Leadership Institute, El Pomar, and five university leadership programs in Colorado.

The new CLC members as well as their hometown, high school or previous college, are:

From Colorado:


Hilary Archuleta-Alamosa, Alamosa High School


Blake Schilly, Arvada, Jefferson Academy


Martin Bromley, Berthoud, Berthoud High School

Colorado Springs

Charmaine Brown, Colorado Springs, Mesa Ridge High School

Boris Davis, Jr., Colorado Springs, Rampart High School

Ronald Head, Colorado Springs, Sand Creek High School

Clayton Jacobs, Colorado Springs, Doherty High School

Christina Merritt, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Christian School

Peter Pino, Colorado Springs, Doherty High School

Samuel Waller, Colorado Springs, United States Air Force Academy

From Alaska

Richard Hompesch, Fairbanks, West Valley High School

From North Dakota

Kim Kershisnik, Killdeer, Killdeer High School

From New Mexico

Tally Paulich, Raton, Trinidad State Junior College

From Illinois

Olivia Rudolphi, Noble, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

CU-Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 7,000 students annually.