July 26, 2017  

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Leadership Summit Offers Student Leaders Unique Experience

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Fifty Southern Miss students from the University's Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses were selected as delegates for this year’s Student Leadership Summit, hosted by the USM Office of Leadership and Student Involvement at the Trent Lott National Center March 3.

Selected student leaders at the University of Southern Mississippi attended the third Student Leadership Summit hosted by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement on the Hattiesburg campus at the Trent Lott National Center Friday, March 3. 

The Student Leadership Summit is a day dedicated to equipping students with tips and tools to enhance their leadership skills.  Any Southern Miss student can apply to attend.

Fifty students from the Hattiesburg campus and six students from the Gulf Park campus were selected as delegates for this year’s event. The day began with a lunch and a keynote presentation from André Heath, assistant to the dean for recruitment and strategic initiatives in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss. Heath spoke on the three P’s of leadership: purpose, passion and persistence. After lunch, delegates had a choice of different educational offerings per session to attend. Four educational session blocks were offered. Presentations were selected from applications from various staff and faculty members across campus.

“We’re delighted to offer the Summit again this year to our student leaders on campus,” said Emily Holmes, director of the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement.  “We designed this event to be a premiere opportunity for leadership development for any student at Southern Miss.”  The day concluded with a photo of all delegates and a special reception with USM President Rodney D. Bennett.

The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement has hosted the Summit annually for the past three years to offer a one-of-a-kind leadership experience for interested students on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. For more information about the office, visit www.usm.edu/lsi