The Center for the Development of Leadership Skills strongly believes that leadership is derived by service to others and that leaders have the capacity to leave a long lasting impact upon those who are touched by their efforts.

To recognize leaders both at Rider and in the local community for their tireless commitment to positively impacting the lives of others through their leadership, the CDLS developed the Leadership Legacy Award.    


This prestigious recognition is presented annually to two deserving leaders:

  • a Rider senior who has demonstrated excellence in leadership through service to others while at Rider University, and

  • a local community member who has demonstrated excellence in leadership through service to others both professionally and personally

To learn more about the requirements and apply for the appropriate award, please click on the appropriate link:


To nominate a local community member or Rider senior for the award, please use the nomination form.

If you are providing a recommendation for an applicant, please use the recommendation form.