About Us

Our Mission Statement

The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development supports the personal, social, and academic achievement of women from underrepresented groups at the University of Northern Colorado.

We accomplish this by:

  • Providing access to educational opportunities
  • Empowering women through encouragement and space for personal growth
  • Cultivating leadership potential
  • Fostering connectedness and community

Value Statement

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.

Our History

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.


Our Affiliations

  • Honors Scholars and Leaders
    "Established in 2005, the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership enriches the university campus through academic opportunity, scholarship, leadership, civic engagement and community service. The seven university programs that operate out of the center bring together diverse and active students who share a common goal of making the most of their college academic experience." 
  • Social Justice at UNC
    At the University of Northern Colorado, there are many ways to become involved in social justice work. We have many departments and organizations committed to creating "a society that is equitable and in which all members are physically and psychologically safe."


Stryker Institute for Leadership Development

Scott-Willcoxon Hall
University of Northern Colorado
1915 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: 970-351-2634
Fax: 970-351-1487