Program Foundations


The Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC) program began in fall of 1976 with 17 scholars. CLC was created by Dr. Dorothy Truex to help give high school student leaders a chance to continue their leadership roles throughout their college experience. In 2009, the program had grown to 48 entering freshman. In 2010, the program grew once more to 101 entering freshman. Over the years, the program steadily grew until 2016 when we had our largest cohort of 225 students. CLC is the oldest and largest program at UA Little Rock. Within CLC, we value tradition. One of our greatest traditions is upper classmen serving as Student Leaders (Peer Mentors). Every year, upper classmen are selected to become Peer Mentors to the entering freshman class. The freshman students are placed into Academic Houses, which are led by their Peer Mentors.

Another tradition that CLC holds dearly is Service Learning. Each small group [led by the Peer Mentors] is paired with service learning projects. Once the projects are complete, students reflect upon their experiences within their service learning journal. CLC lives by the long standing mottos – Learn Lead Serve – Respect Restraint Responsibility.


The mission of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC) is to provide a student-centered program focused on leadership development and academic success that cultivates an environment dedicated to service-learning that will positively impact the community and global society.


CLC aspires to become a premier program recognized for innovation and quality in leadership development, service-learning, and academic success.


  • Leadership
  • Service-Learning
  • Academic Excellence
  • Family & Community
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Communication & Collaboration


  • Develop and inspire innovative leaders.
  • Develop and maintain high-impact, signature experiences.
    • First Year Experience with collaborative projects
    • Living Learning Community
    • Diversity and global learning
    • Service-Learning
    • Internships and mentorships
    • Conferences and research
    • Leadership training and development
    • Experiential leadership
  • Model quality instruction and mentoring program
  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • Provide a center for student advocacy for all CLC scholars