Timeless Principles.  Leaders in Action.

The Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) trains emerging leaders in America's founding principles--why they were important in the beginning and how they apply to the challenges of today.  Then it teaches and fine-tunes the leadership skills necessary to impact public policy.

LPR graduates choose liberty.  They become a force for the timeless principles we cherish.  In fact, LPR alumni have become local and national elected officials, top state leaders, federal judges, presidential cabinet members, and prominent movers in the arenas of political process, policy change, business and education.

The LPR experience is more than a one-time seminar or conference.  Comprising nine full-day sessions and multiple events throughout the year, the organization is designed to have nothing less than an enduring impact on the knowledge and capabilities of its graduates -- and, fundamentally, on the preservation of the American idea.

Classes are limited to sixty-five high-caliber students, and led by an elite team of local leaders and nationally recognized experts.  The result is the knowledge, tools and skills to preserve liberty.

Bob Schaffer

Bob Schaffer is the principal at Liberty Common High School, an award-winning charter high school and junior-high school in Fort Collins, Colorado, and serves as Chairman of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, a premier civic leadership training program in Colorado.  He is also Trustee of Yorktown University, and serves on the board of the Colorado League of Charter Schools.  Bob is the former vice-president for business development at a Denver energy company, and former Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education.

Bob served nine years in the Colorado State Senate, where he was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.  He then went on to represent Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003.  Bob left Congress to honor a voluntary term-limit pledge he had taken.  Upon his retirement from the Congress, Bob was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by His Holiness John Paul II. 

Bob was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Dayton and received an honorary doctorate in management from Colorado Technical University.  He holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. 

Bob and his wife, Dr. Maureen Schaffer (electrical engineer), have five children, two grandchildren, and are active members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fort Collins.

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