About Us

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.

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

  • Non-Traditional Student Association (NSA)
    NSA is the premier advocacy and support organization for non-traditional students in college! For more information about NSA, please click here.
  • Honors Scholars and Leaders


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