The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute received a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for the 2011 institute. The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute is coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. The annual five-day residential program is designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience. There is a particular emphasis on recruiting women from groups that have typically been underrepresented voices in the political process. The 2011 institute will be held June 1-5 at NDSU.