Local student completes President’s Leadership Class

Jimena Núñez.

First-year student Jimena Núñez, of Tama, is nearing completion of the 2023-24 President’s Leadership Class at Iowa State University.

Núñez majors in civil engineering and is a graduate of South Tama County High School.

Each fall, Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen invites 30 first-year students to participate in the program. They are selected for the class based on high school leadership experience, academic achievement and involvement in school and community service. The President’s Leadership Class builds on these abilities and experiences, serving as an important training ground for students who will go on to become campus leaders; and ultimately, leaders in their professions and communities.

The class meets weekly in The Knoll, the president’s residence, to discuss a variety of topics related to leadership with Wintersteen, Robert Waggoner and other key leaders. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship.