Apply for the Presidential Student Leaders Program

Do you love Wilkes?  Are you interested in having fun while maximizing your experiences on campus?  If you said yes to these questions, the President’s Office invites you to apply to become a Presidential Student Leader. 

Presidential Student Leaders will be an extension of the President’s Office, working alongside Dr. Cant, Mrs. Cant, Bridget Giunta and University leaders on events and activities important to Wilkes. 

Program Benefits

As a Presidential Student Leader, you will deepen your connection to Wilkes while gaining valuable leadership and professional development experiences.  Specific roles and responsibilities include: 

  • Serving as a representative of the Wilkes President’s Office and student body at events on campus and in the community
  • Networking with alumni, donors, business leaders and friends of Wilkes.
  • Sharing feedback and ideas on current or future projects and initiatives.

Plus, you’ll get special Wilkes nametags, business cards and attire to wear at events!


  • Participate in monthly meetings/gatherings of the Presidential Student Leaders.
  • Staff/attend three to five events throughout the academic year.
  • Hold at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be in good disciplinary standing with the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Assist with event prep or take photos for social media at events as necessary
  • Share feedback and ideas 

Application Process

Students who will be sophomores, juniors/P1s, seniors/P2s or P3s at the start of the 2022-23 academic year (August 2022) are asked to complete and submit this application form by Wednesday, April 27.

Applications will be reviewed by the President’s Office and members of the University’s leadership team, and approximately 10-15 successful candidates will be notified during the week of May 2.

The group will begin meeting regularly at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. 

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Bridget Giunta, executive assistant to the president, at or 570-262-0710 (texts are welcome).