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The mission of the Peak Leadership Institute is to provide students with leadership development opportunities through a comprehensive program. The Institute is designed to empower, foster, and mobilize leadership potential in each student. We do this through education, training, and service experiences that are individual, progressive, and complementary. As a program committed to excellence, we continually evaluate and assess our effectiveness.



Through participation in PEAK, students will discover their personal leadership style and apply what they’ve learned in actual leadership roles on campus. They will also develop a variety of leadership skills and abilities including the following:

  • Awareness of diverse leadership styles
  • Interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Investment in a common goal
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Ethical decision making
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Group dynamics
  • Event planning


Student Testimonials

Three Peak Participants – Three Tiers – Three Stories of Leadership Development

What was your PEAK path, i.e. what programs were you involved in? How did the tiers (steps) of the programs prepare you for leadership roles?

How did PEAK help you develop as a person and in what ways did that development enhance your 4-year college/university and/or career experiences?

What PEAK program was the most influential in your development as a leader? Why?

Do people notice something different about you as a leader because of PEAK?

How did the PEAK mentor/advisor relationship help you develop as a leader during your time at PVCC?

What is one suggestion or tip you would give to a new PEAK participant?

What is one reason you would recommend PEAK to others?

How have you put the skills you learned in PEAK program to work making a difference in the world?

Contact Us

For more information about each program contact us. Applications are available in the Student Life Center, KSC 135, (602) 787-7308.
E-mail Mike Ho at:
or visit

E-mail us
Phone: (602) 787-7240
Fax:(602) 787-7250

The college of you.