The Malave Leadership Academy (MLA) is the resource for student leadership development at the City University of New York (CUNY). MLA is where students from across CUNY come together and engage each other, staff, community and University leaders to develop the skills, knowledge, experience, and self-efficacy necessary to become global leaders in an urban environment.
Leaders have studied, taught, and organized at CUNY throughout our rich history. We have a great tradition of developing leaders in a wide array of disciplines and sectors. Our graduates include 12 Nobel Laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, an astronaut, noted theorists, composers, writers, inventors, and corporate leaders. In fact, according to a recent national survey by Standard & Poor’s, more top U.S. corporate executives earned their bachelor’s degrees at CUNY than at any other university in the country. Read More