Our Mission Statement
The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development supports the personal, social, and academic achievement of underrepresented women-identified students at the University of Northern Colorado.
We accomplish our mission by providing access to educational opportunities, cultivating leadership potential, fostering connectedness and community, and empowering women through encouragement and space for personal growth.
The Stryker Institute celebrates the unique identity of each woman and the strength of our collective voice in positively impacting our families and communities. The Stryker experience is characterized by self-exploration, self-reflection, and celebration of our intersecting identities, and cultivates the individual and collective success of women through social justice and leadership development.
The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development was created in 2001 through the generous gift of the Ronda E. Stryker and William D. Johnston Foundation. Ronda Stryker, an alumna of the University of Northern Colorado, envisioned her contribution to enable and empower women from under-represented groups who would beneﬁt from additional opportunities and resources.
- Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
ANTSHE is the premier advocacy and support organization for non-traditional students in college! For more information about ANTSHE, please click here.
- Honors Scholars and Leaders