Operation SUCCESS

Operation SUCCESS (Students United to Create Cultural and Educational Success Stories) powered by George Floyd Memorial Fund is a competitive, application-based program with a focus on nurturing future leaders and empowering effective problem-solving skills at the University of Utah and the greater Salt Lake community. By becoming Black Cultural Center ambassadors, exploring a sense of belonging at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), and gaining leadership skills through our academic yearlong bootcamp, SUCCESS fellows can be nurtured in becoming our communities’ next great leaders. Leaders in Operation SUCCESS will learn organizational design from the top and how to change it. We aim to develop leaders that are ethical and justice-oriented.

Deadline for application is April 26th, 2024 @11:59pm MST. Only complete applications will be considered. 


  • Nurture and inspire the next generation of Black leaders at the U
  • Empower effective problem-solving skills and supply valuable work experience
  • Provide a holistic approach to leadership through project/program development


After completing Operation SUCCESS, students should be able to:

  • Identify the key components of program development and leadership framework
  • Communicate effectively through written reports, oral presentations, and discussion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic professional and ethical responsibilities of leadership
  • Utilize the techniques, skills, and modern tools learned in skill-building sessions