About Us

The Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) at the University of Denver (DU) is the nation’s premier professional development program advancing an elite network of Latino leaders. Through its exceptional Fellowship Program, the Institute prepares Latino leaders for the highest levels of influence in the business, education, government, and non-profit sectors.

A 501(c)3 organization founded in 2013, the LLI represents an integral part of DU’s Impact 2025 Strategic Plan to collaborate, empower, and lead. The university’s dynamic and progressive leadership provides the Institute steadfast expertise and backbone support.

With the context that Latinos have contributed significantly to the U.S. for centuries, the LLI believes that all Colorado organizations innovate the most when their leadership reflects the diverse population of the state. We also believe in having a long-term measurable impact on the lives of Fellows, the communities in which they work, and the State of Colorado. To foster this impact, the LLI provides Fellows with the networks and knowledge to maximize the civic, economic, and political potential of the growing Latino community.