Student Leadership University

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Designed with the student in mind, we encourage young leaders to commit themselves to excellence, which SLU defines as the ability to rise above self, circumstances, obstacles, change and the crowd. Patterned after leading Fortune 500 corporate leadership seminars, each student is exposed to comprehensive programs focusing on leadership skills such as time and life management, goal setting, dealing with conflict and difficult people, and developing a Christian worldview. All four of our programs are based on the belief that the greatest catalyst for personal development occurs through the people you meet; the places you go; and the books you read.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Student Leadership University
PO Box 649
Keller, TX 76243


Phone: 888-260-2900


Organization details

EIN: 570624226

CEO/President: Dr. Jay Slack

Chairman: Joey Smith

Board size: 0

Founder: Dr. Jay Strack

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We believe that God has called us to prepare the next generation to Think, Dream, and Lead through a challenging series of leadership training processes that equip them to have a Renaissance Mind, The Heart of a Patriot, The Soul of a Saint, The Discipline of a Champion and the Influence of a Leader.

We accomplish this vision through leadership adventures that are marketed through significant relationships across multiple denominational lines, delivered with excellence, and lead to a sustainable, long-term relationship.

Mission statement

Student Leadership University's mission is to develop and equip student leaders to think, dream, and lead. We strive to instill future tense thinking; character-driven decision making; ownership of biblical values; and a commitment to influence through service.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating55 of 10103 of 76
Fund acquisition rating300 of 101221 of 76
Resource allocation rating53 of 10125 of 76
Asset utilization rating153 of 101012 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$186,449$224,601$249,960$346,745$120,062
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$956,761$688,828$586,077$1,008,992$988,291
Long-term investments$97$97$97$97$97
Fixed assets$23,458$36,629$44,238$47,890$50,662
Other long-term assets$2,662,092$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,685,647$36,726$44,335$47,987$50,759
Total assets$3,642,408$725,554$630,412$1,056,979$1,039,050
Payables and accrued expenses$383,178$423,411$263,797$510,204$471,243
Other current liabilities$1,283,676$106,654$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,666,854$530,065$263,797$510,204$471,243
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,332$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,332$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,668,186$530,065$263,797$510,204$471,243
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,974,222$195,489$366,615$546,775$494,807
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$73,000
Net assets$1,974,222$195,489$366,615$546,775$567,807
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,066,519$203,895$269,160$128,157$293,363
Program service revenue$4,951,843$4,467,333$4,043,058$3,967,625$3,473,222
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3($1,081)$0($16,199)($107)
Other revenue$117,356$82,643$67,955$68,334$30,556
Total other revenue$5,069,202$4,548,895$4,111,013$4,019,760$3,503,671
Total revenue$7,135,721$4,752,790$4,380,173$4,147,917$3,797,034
Program services$4,972,978$4,601,758$4,247,255$3,867,215$3,572,175
Management and general$378,267$322,158$311,531$294,868$281,593
Total expenses$5,356,988$4,923,916$4,560,333$4,168,949$3,857,852
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,778,733($171,126)($180,160)($21,032)($60,818)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,778,733($171,126)($180,160)($21,032)($60,818)


James StrackPresident$156,962

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

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