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Student Leadership Conference 2018

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST
A. Ray Olpin Student UnionMap Location

The 2018 Student Leadership Conference, hosted by Student Leadership and Involvement and the National Society for Leadership and Success, will be held on Wednesday, November 7th. This event will feature 4 different break-off groups throughout the day, and each event will have two sessions, in addition to the Keynote Speaker which will be at 1 p.m. This conference is designed by students for students looking for involvement opportunities and ways to increase their leadership skills. Lunch will be provided to those who register. 

Sessions include, but are not limited to:

Freshman/Transfer Target: Learn about ways to get involved on campus as a new student.

Leadership is Rad(ical): A non-exclusionary event focused on empowering women and non-binary students in leadership.

Student Leadership Q&A: Mingle and ask questions with some of our current student leaders.

Meet the Ambassadors: Learn more about the various ambassador programs across campus and how to get involved.

Keynote Speaker: 

Tawanda P. Owens Ph.D. 

Tawanda Owens has recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Diverse Student Advocacy. This new position grew out of a request from several officially recognized, underrepresented student groups at the University of Utah (with specific and important vision provided by the Black Student Union). Owens was selected from a strong pool of candidates; search committee did commendable work.

Owens, with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa, comes to us from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she has most recently served as CU’s director of the Cultural Unity and Engagement Center and as special projects research intensive assistant to the assistant vice-chancellor.

Among her new duties in our position, Dr. Owens will serve as an advocate for the students and programs associated with the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED); provide a communication link between students and university leadership by listening to and understanding diverse students’ needs, initiatives and directions; and help coordinate the three student centers that are in OED.


For more information or questions, please contact Isael Torres, programming advisor for ASUU.