The Nuala Pell Leadership Program provides opportunities to a select number of diverse, high-achieving student fellows at Salve Regina, exposing them to both the theory and practice of leadership. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of public service, the program aims to build leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond.
Accomplished leaders from the public and private sectors leaven the experience with practical real-world lessons from their own lives. Students in the program also work in teams to design and implement a service project, shadow a community leader and receive mentoring from upperclassmen from preceding cohorts of the program.
Students are nominated by a University faculty or staff member to apply during the spring semester of their first year at Salve. To learn more about the program, email Chelsea Buffington.
“The Nuala Pell Leadership trip to Washington, DC was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was truly inspiring to hear leadership advice and success stories from such influential people. I have a much deeper understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader . . . .” Devin Smith, Class of 2018
“Having the opportunity to meet the incredibly successful and experienced individuals we did was just the inspiration I needed.” Alessio Ayuninjam, Class of 2018
“Every person we met was driven by a goal to make the world a better place and they all carried that out in different ways. I think this is one of the hallmarks of Claiborne and Nuala Pell; they were leaders with a drive to do good . . . .” Evie O’Callaghan, Class of 2019
“I learned overall, leadership comes in so many different forms, shapes, and sizes. No one person has the ultimate answer to how to be a leader but there are a lot of techniques . . . .” Brian Schmidt, Class of 2019
“A Global Call for Mercy – Vulnerable Communities Speak out through Quilts.”
Inspired by the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy – Pope Francis’ campaign for social justice – the exhibit was made possible by students in the Nuala Pell Leadership Program and the Advocacy Project, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.