Pioneer Leadership Institute

The Pioneer Leadership Institute was established to provide a variety of opportunities for studentsPLi logo and working professionals to grow their leadership skills, add to their skill set and be better prepared to serve the Lord and others whatever their profession. The program has several facets: a one-year program for traditional students in Plainview and several academic offerings to be added soon. Other opportunities are in the works as the Institute grows its footprint.

Curry Pioneer Leaders

The Curry Pioneer Leaders program is funded by an alumni family who believe in building strong Christian leaders who will serve in whatever field God has called them. We believe the opportunity to learn leadership principles in a hands-on, experiential retreat setting with a cohort of peers will allow students to hone their skills and prepare them to stand out as a leader in the workforce and on campus. Adding a mentorship/internship opportunity and a group service project will further hone those skills.

Housed within the Pioneer Leadership Institute, the Curry Pioneer Leaders has no cost to participants thanks to the generosity of our donors. If there is additional interest in the material, participants may transition easily into one of several academic offerings to continue their learning. 

Why become a Curry Pioneer Leader?

  • Participate in a special retreat in the mountains of New Mexico for experiential training in leadership skill-building
  • Identify your own special strengths and hone those in the process
  • Receive mentorship/internship with area leaders
  • Build a cohort of fellow student leaders learning and growing together
  • Put your skills to work to serve the community

What are the requirements to become a Curry Pioneer Leader?

  • Be a current resident Wayland Plainview student of sophomore standing or above
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Be motivated to learn and engage with the WBU community
  • Be available to attend the fall retreat and other required events or activities
  • Be willing to fully engage with the program and its activities


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Academic Offerings

Check back for updates on soon-to-be-added academic offerings in leadership.


Continuing Education

We are working on options for people who want to hone their leadership skills outside of a full degree program. Please check back here for updates in that area.