Developing Leaders

Menlo College recently hosted the 2nd Annual Leadership Day to showcase student leadership opportunities on campus and discuss the skills, team dynamics, and challenges that student leaders face.

The event began with a keynote address by motivational speaker Mark Speckman who spoke about the characteristics of a leader and ways to motivate others to lead. Speckman’s presentation was followed by breakout sessions hosted by Resident Assistants, SERV, Student Union, Student Government, Peer Counselors, LeaderShape Institute attendees, and Orientation Leaders. They shared their ideas about being a leader on campus. The day concluded with a fashion show sponsored by Pendleton and Old Navy, which focused on appropriate business, interview, and networking attire.

“This year’s student leaders are passionate about life, about their ideas, and want to make a difference,” said Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, Dean of Student Affairs. “These are individuals who are able to juggle multiple activities, such as school, personal life, and athletics, and are still able to be successful. They are selfless and open to developing and bettering themselves and the college community.”