October 21, 2018  

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Office of Leadership and Student Involvement hosts 4th annual Student Leadership Summit

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Approximately 75 students from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses were selected as delegates for this year’s USM Student Leadership Summit, held March 2 at the Trent Lott Center.

Selected student leaders at the University of Southern Mississippi attended the 4th annual Student Leadership Summit, hosted by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement on the Hattiesburg campus at the Trent Lott National Center March 2. The theme for this year’s summit was “Taking Leadership To The Top: Seeing the Gold Standard.”

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. Approximately 75 students from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses were selected as delegates for this year’s event.

The summit began with lunch and a welcome from USM President Rodney D. Bennett. Afterward, delegates chose from four different educational offerings per session to attend. Presentations were selected from applications from various staff and faculty members across campus. A mid-day session break featured a leadership keynote address from Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker.

“We were delighted to offer the Summit again this year to our student leaders,” said Emily Holmes, director of the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement.  “Our intent is for this event to be a premiere opportunity for leadership development available to any student at Southern Miss.”

For more information on the Student Leadership Summit and the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement’s programs and services, visit www.usm.edu/lsi or email LSI@usm.edu.