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About Us

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OUR SOCIAL CONTRACT: STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Vision To develop students into ethical, innovative, responsible, civic minded leaders who contribute positively to their local and global communities.

Panelists: • Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, Dean of Students, Baylor University • Ms. Allison Sibley, President, Student Organization Council, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Vincent Morton, Associate Dean of Students, Texas State University-San Marcos The “right of the people peaceably to assemble” is at the heart of any student’s right to create groups and organizations on college campuses. But student leaders must understand that this privilege includes obligations such as registration and risk management requirements. This session will help participants to understand the rights and responsibilities of student organizations and the process for developing relationships with the university administration to define, understand, and improve their First Amendment rights. STUDENT LEADERS IN THE TRENCHES: DEALING WITH FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Presented by: • Michael Guzman, Former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Associated Student Government, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ryan Elliott, President, Texas State Extreme Sports, Texas State University-San Marcos • Tiffany Roemer, Student Body Vice President, Associated Student Government, Texas State University-San Marcos The First Amendment is not an abstract concept to be debated by legal scholars or attorneys in a court room. It is a living, breathing right that Americans encounter every day especially on a college campus. Leaders face opportunities and sometimes struggle as they try to exercise these rights. Members of this panel will share their challenges and successes from a student perspective. @TXST_EXPOSED: HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Presented by: • The Ebony Players, Texas State University-San Marcos Today’s leaders must struggle to keep pace and consider the impact of rapidly changing information technology on their organization and its members. Social media can be beneficial but it is not without risks. With great power comes great responsibility. This session will help student leaders understand the use of social media in ways that benefit their organizations, and exercise their rights to freedom of expression. STRESS-FREE EVENT PLANNING

The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos

LOCATION:LBJ 3-15.1

Presented by: •Ms. Melinda Harrod-Keller, Vice President, Stelos Alliance Student leaders are often asked to take on the responsibility of hosting an event or program. No matter the size or complexity, there are some critical elements for any successful event. Get advice from an experienced event planner who can teach you how to make any program look and feel like it was executed by a professional.

Mission The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to bring students together to learn leadership skills, engage in activities that foster ethical behavior, build an inclusive community, demonstrate social responsibility and inspire a commitment to excellence. The Leadership Institute will • Serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State. • Provide a variety of leadership development opportunities within a tiered structure for incoming students, established sophomore/junior leaders and a capstone program for highly experienced junior/senior leaders. • Collaborate with departments within and outside the Division of Student Affairs to deliver experiential learning opportunities. Dean of Students Office The Dean of Students Office strives to set standards of excellence in the delivery of student services and to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning. The core function of the Dean of Students Office is assisting and developing students through services that include emergency services, leadership development opportunities, legal advice, notary services, ombuds services, and resolutions to student misconduct allegations. System Affiliation Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. The system’s Board of Regents governs Texas State and three sister institutions: Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, and Sul Ross State University. The Texas State University System Board of Regents Charlie Amato, Chairman, San Antonio Donna N. Williams, Vice Chairman, Arlington Dr. Jaime R. Garza, San Antonio Kevin J. Lilly, Houston Ron Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay David Montagne, Beaumont Trisha Pollard, Bellaire Rosanna Salazar, Austin William F. Scott, Nederland Ryan Bridges, Student Regent, Huntsville Brian McCall, Chancellor

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Welcome

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Dear Students,

SEX, DRUGS, AND POWER

On behalf of The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos and the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2012 Leadership Institute Annual Conference. This year’s conference will involve more than 300 students from diverse backgrounds and majors at Texas State and other central Texas colleges and universities. We hope that it will serve as a keystone of your leadership experience and training.

Presented by: • Dr. Patricia Pattison, Professor, Department of Finance and Economics, Texas State University-San Marcos

The primary purpose of the Leadership Institute Annual Conference is to bring students together from various backgrounds to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership abilities. Based upon The Leadership Institute’s core values of Excellence, Ethics & Integrity, Empowerment, Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, and Social Responsibility, we worked hard to integrate this year’s conference theme – “The First Amendment: Freedom, Democracy and Social Responsibility” – to offer each of you opportunities to learn and more clearly understand the first amendment and its implications for being an effective leader on campus, in the community and in the world beyond. As conference participants, we hope that you will discover your leadership potential, connect with other leaders, faculty and alumni to learn valuable skills that will impact not just your own lives, but the communities in which you live. Most importantly, we hope that this conference will be an integral part of your leadership journey. Finally, we hope you will find some time this weekend to thank the students, faculty and staff members at Texas State whose passion and commitment helped make this year’s conference a success. It is our hope that this experience will continue to inspire you to get involved and make a difference now and in the future! Best,

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Leaders will continually face challenges, both subtle and obvious, that test their character and integrity. History has demonstrated that many powerful leaders have fallen from favor after giving in to vices such as sex, drugs, and power. Learn how to stick with your ethical principles and morals so you can stay on the path to leadership success. LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1

BUILDING EFFECTIVE TEAMS

Presented by: • Dr. Robert Konopaske, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Texas State University-San Marcos Building effective teams is instrumental to maximizing your group’s potential. This session will guide you through team building strategies that will help unify, develop trust, build confidence and create a collaborative climate for transformational change within your organization.

LEARNING FROM FAILURE: THE ONLY WAY TO SUCCEED

3:15-4:15 p.m. LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Presented by: • Dr. Paige Haber, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology, Texas State University-San Marcos Society has programmed us into believing that failure has no value but great leaders learn as much from their failures as from their successes. It can help spark creativity, teach us valuable life lessons, make us stronger, and increase our chances of succeeding in the future by refocusing our vision and goals. This session will help you understand how to stay flexible and motivated when faced with the possibility or reality of failure. TAKING OUR RIGHTS FOR GRANTED

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Dr. Janet Hale, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Economics, Texas State University-San Marcos

Dr. Margarita M. Arellano Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dr. Erik D. Malmberg Leadership Institute Coordinator

Many young Americans believe that they live in a democratic society and enjoy greater freedoms than previous generations. Unfortunately, the rapid advancement of information technology, increased focus on national defense and terrorism, and substantial influence of consumerism and globalization may have actually resulted in loss of or weakening these rights. This session will open your eyes to the frailty of freedom and what student leaders can do to make sure their First Amendment and other civil rights are protected. FOSTERING INCLUSIVITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Presented by: • Ms. Jaya Soni, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin & Product Consultant, Tk20, Inc. No matter what type of organization you are a part of, building an inclusive team is an important responsibility for any leader. This session will introduce you to the concept of inclusion and the challenges that leaders face in creating an inclusive environment. Learn how to maximize the diverse qualities of each group member and make your team/organization stronger and more productive. 2

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Thank You

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TRANSLATING LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE INTO THE WORKPLACE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Mr. James Mulhall, Installation Manager, Tokyo Electron America

Conference Planning Committee Members

You spent a good portion of your college career focusing on leadership development through your co-curricular involvement. Now what? The effective student leader should understand that these experiences are transferable to their future careers. This session will demonstrate how to communicate the value of your leadership experience and how these skills can be adapted for the workplace. STAY IN H.A.R.M.’S WAY: THE KEYS TO BALANCED LEADERSHIP

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Presented by: • Mr. Christopher Collins, Speaker, Author, and Consultant, Great Minds Think Alike, Inc. Juggling academic expectations, hectic schedules, late night pushes to meet deadlines, and attending meeting after meeting can leave student leaders feeling like they are trapped in a whirlwind. Without the proper balance, leadership can be harmful to our grades, social calendars, and more importantly, our physical and mental health. This session will explain why we stay in H.A.R.M.’s way, and how to cope with these issues to be successful leaders. RESPONSEABILITY: ADDRESSING BYSTANDER BEHAVIOR

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Presented by: • Mr. Alex Snowden, Coordinator for Student Engagement and Greek Affairs, LBJ Student Center, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos • Ms. Jade Martinez, Graduate Research Assistant, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Amanda Hamilton, Graduate Intern for Greek Affairs, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos Most of the problem behaviors in this world involve bystanders who are afraid to get involved, succumb to peer-pressure, or fail to recognize the behavior is a problem. The Response Ability Project is an educational initiative to empower individuals to go beyond bystander behavior and intervene in problem situations. This session will encourage students to act with integrity and avoid being a bystander by giving them the power and resources to intervene and make the difference. THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

We appreciate the continued support of our students, faculty, staff and committee members who spent countless hours in laying the foundation, establishing the vision, defining our core values, carefully selecting speakers and topics to fulfill the mission of our conference.

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Presented by: • Dr. Jo Ann Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos Colleges and universities have always played an important role in fostering democratic ideals. They protect academic freedom, provide a platform for free speech, and encourage people of all ages to explore and get involved. Students come from all over the world for higher education in America to experience the diversity of study, thought and opportunities for creativity. Attend this session for a greater understanding of the richness and value of the American university and the power, privilege and responsibility afforded to those with access.

Nancy Alvarado Dr. Margarita M. Arellano Olivia Birkhead Dr. Daniel Brown Dr. Ronald Brown Kristy Caldwell Dr. Richard Cheatham Albert James Degarmo Tyler Dukes Arin Ely Mel Ferrari

Lisa Furler Dr. Paige Haber Dr. Janet Hale Rachel Horton Josefina Ibarra Christopher Jones Melinda Keller Lanita Legan Michelle Lopez Dr. Erik Malmberg Nathan McDaniel

Asha McElfish Laramie McWilliams Darren Ngo Terence Parker Nina Pereira Christopher Ramirez Tiffany Roemer Jennifer Scharlach Stacey Sparks Vanessa Villalobos

A Very Special Thank You to… Dr. Denise M. Trauth, President Dr. Joanne H. Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs Dean of Students Office Staff Associated Student Government Student Foundation

We are grateful to our supporters for their interest and investment in the 2012 Leadership Institute Annual Conference. Their contributions have helped make this unique opportunity possible for our student leaders. Gold Level Sponsors The Princeton Review The Coca-Cola Company Silver Level Sponsors Vice President for Student Affairs Chartwells Clear Visions, Inc. LBJ Student Center

Bronze Level Sponsors Campus Recreation Department of Housing and Residential Life H-E-B Rhino Graphics University Bookstore Supporter Level Sponsors University Police

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Speakers Dr. Sarah Weddington Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin FRIDAY, 6:15-7:00 PM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1 Sarah Weddington has lived a life of leadership and now shares her expertise and insights with others. A nationally known attorney and spokesperson on leadership and public issues, her experience and charisma make her a highly sought-after speaker on the development of leadership skills. She is particularly well known for her work on issues affecting women in her many roles as attorney, legislator, Presidential advisor, professor, and expert called upon by the national media. She is a proven leader in government at the national and state levels. From 1978 to 1981, she served as Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, directing the Administration’s work on women’s issues and leadership outreach. As General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1977 and the first woman to ever hold that position, she supervised more than 200 lawyers. From 1983-1985, Dr. Weddington was the first woman Director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations. Elected in 1973 and serving three terms, she was the first woman from Austin in the 150-member Texas House of Representatives. In her first book, A Question of Choice, Dr. Weddington detailed the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which she successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in l973. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. A founding member of the Foundation for Women’s Resources, she has been integral in all its activities, including the Leadership Texas and Leadership America programs and the creation of The Women’s Museum, which opened September 29, 2000, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Weddington has received numerous leadership honors and awards, including the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women, the “Knowledge is Power” Award from Texas Women Lawyers, the Ausley Leadership Award from Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, the Speaking Out for Justice Award by the American Association of University Women. She has been featured in Working Women, People, and the Washington Post, and has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, and CNN. She received her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1967 and is a Distinguished Alumna of McMurry University. She is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas in Austin, where she is shaping a new generation of leaders in her classes “Gender-Based Discrimination” and “Leadership in America.” She also writes and travels extensively, speaking on the development of leadership skills, and is currently working on her next book on the topic of leadership and self-renewal.

10:30-11:30 a.m. (Continued) PAY IT FORWARD: BEING A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE LEADER

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Panelists: • Ms. Manda Anderson, Academic Advisor II, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Emily Reiser, Master’s Degree Candidate in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin & 2011 Sallie Beretta Outstanding Senior Woman Award Winner • Mr. Ricardo Zavala, Community Youth Development Program Coordinator

A higher education degree is a privilege that comes with obligations beyond securing a job. Leaders have a responsibility to support and improve their community. Panelists in this session will share how they’ve committed to being socially responsible leaders beyond graduation. They will also share ideas about how to get involved and contribute your time, talent and treasure to something about which you are passionate. PERSECUTION, TOLERANCE AND CHURCH VS. STATE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Presented by: • Dr. Robert Fischer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos The right to the establishment and free exercise of religion is an important component of the First Amendment. This session will share insight on our nation’s historical foundations and the basis for the separation between church and state. Like the Constitution, which sought to prevent persecution and promote tolerance, leaders must seek to understand, embrace and promote religious diversity in our country. FAITH-BASED LEADERSHIP

LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1

Presented by: • Dr. James Elshoff, Lecturer, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas State University-San Marcos Leadership does not have to exist separate from one’s faith. In fact, connecting faith-based values with leadership values can be a way to better work with those around you. Strong leaders often lead with integrity based on their spiritual beliefs. Regardless of your faith background or community, there are commonalities that can be applied to effective leadership. Join the conversation and think bigger than your own personal belief and world view!

Mr. Tim Swain Writer, Poet, and Speaker SATURDAY, 9:30-10:15AM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1

2:05-3:05 p.m.

As an internationally recognized poet, author and speaker, Mr. Tim Swain has been captivating audiences for years as an award-winning performer and catalyst for social change. As a native of Houston, Texas, he began writing at the age of five and after realizing his gift, began competing in school talent shows and oratorical competitions. Swain entered the slam poetry scene in high school and quickly established himself as a respected slam poet and fierce competitor. He has competed in slam poetry competitions across the United States and has been the keynote speaker at dozens of educational conferences, church seminars and has headlined venues in Mexico and Africa focusing on empowerment through literacy and education. His work also served as the inspiration for Why I Write, a national anti-bullying campaign in London, England broadcast on BBC. He has spoken to audiences up to 5000 and his words have impacted people in over three dozen countries. Currently, he holds a M.Ed. in Education from Texas State University-San Marcos and is coordinating curriculum for Congress KIDZ, an anti-bullying and character building educational initiative for underrepresented elementary school students. He also serves as a life coach and recently launched a success series which focuses on goal setting and purpose driven living. Swain recently finished his debut book entitled, “The Bird outside Your Window” an inspirational and contemporary, poetic rendition of the ugly duckling. Mr. Tim Swain’s underlining motivation is his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and on a daily basis he is trying to live out his purpose to its fullest potential.

PROTEST AND PICKETING: FREEDOM FOR ALL OR A FREE-FOR-ALL (PANEL)

LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Panelists: • Chief Art Acevedo, Austin Police Department, City of Austin • Dr. Vincent Luizzi, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Joschua Kristofer Harvey-Beres, Founding Member, Occupy Texas State, Texas State University-San Marcos The First Amendment grants every American the right to gather for peaceful protesting. Why do some peaceful protests quickly become violent? There is a precarious balance between the rights of those assembled versus the government’s desire to ensure peace and safety. Panelists will share their perspectives and experiences with protesting as they relate to the First Amendment’s right to assemble. Learn how to effectively assemble to achieve the change you and your organization desire.

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10:30-11:30 a.m.

Day 1 Schedule

CIVIL DISCOURSE: HOW TO HANDLE CONFLICT CONSTRUCTIVELY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Presented by: • Shannon FitzPatrick, Esq., Attorney for Students, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos • Milena Christopher, Esq., Staff Attorney, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos • Sylvia Holmes, Esq., Staff Attorney, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos Handling conflict in a mature and appropriate manner is important for student leaders. Being able to listen, engage in a dialogue, and find a common ground is essential to the success or your organization or group. This interactive session will introduce student leaders to the concept of discourse as opposed to debate and provide perspectives and tools on how to effectively handle conflict. PATRIOTISM, COMMUNITY, AND DISSENT

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 (DAY ONE) TIME

EVENT

5:30-6:00 p.m.

CHECK-IN AND RECEPTION LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1 WELCOME • Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

6:00-6:10 p.m.

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Ms. Annalisa Turner, Master’s Degree Candidate in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University-San Marcos

6:10-6:15 p.m.

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER • Dr. Janet Hale, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Economics

Dissent is the heart of social and political change, and change is at the heart of the American democratic system. Dissent is patriotic and virtuous because it encourages constructive criticism of the prevailing system in order to make it more just. Blind patriotism without an ethical framework and commitment to the community is an obstacle to being a good leader. This session questions many American’s views on patriotism and the role of dissent and civil disobedience in our society.

6:15-7:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS • Dr. Sarah Weddington, Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

7:15-8:00 p.m.

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

LEADING WITH INTEGRITY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Panelists: • The Honorable Daniel Guerrero, Mayor, City of San Marcos • Dr. Ronald C. Brown, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos

LBJ Student Center Map

As leaders, we make decisions every day that will have a tremendous impact on others. The manner in which we make these decisions reflect on our character and effectiveness. Come discover what ethics and integrity mean to our panelists, and the tools they use to make ethical decisions and role model those behaviors for others. Learn how you too can apply these valuable lessons about ethical leadership in your daily life. HOW TO WORK WITH THE MEDIA: A LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Presented by: • Dr. Timothy Mottet, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos Whether receiving positive or negative attention, leaders are often in the media’s spotlight. It is important not to allow the media to unduly influence or hamper your effectiveness as a leader. Learn how to maintain your integrity, communicate the facts and work with the media to help you achieve your goals.

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Schedule

Day 2

TIME

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-3.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-5.1

9:00-9:30 a.m.

CHECK-IN LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

9:3010:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

10:3011:30

Civil Discourse: How to Handle Conflict Constructively Shannon FitzPatrick Milena Christopher Sylvia Holmes

11:401:00

LUNCH AND AFTERNOON REMARKS LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

1:10-1:55

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-9.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-10.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 4-1.6

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-13.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-15.1

Pay It Forward: Being a Socially Responsible Leader Manda Anderson Emily Reiser Ricardo Zavala

Persecution, Tolerance and Church vs. State Dr. Bob Fischer

Faith Based Leadership Dr. James Elshoff

Mr. Timothy Swain, Writer, Poet, and Speaker Patriotism, Community, and Dissent Annalisa Turner

Leading with Integrity Dr. Sherri Benn Dr. Ronald Brown Mayor Daniel Guerrero

How to Work with the Media: A Leader’s Perspective Dr. Timothy Mottet

Dr. Daniel A. Brown, Dean, University College & Director of the PACE Center Dr. Erik D. Malmberg, Leadership Institute Coordinator, Dean of Students Office

2:05-3:05

Protest and Picketing: Freedom for All or a Free-For-All Chief Art Acevedo Joschua Beres Dr. Vincent Luizzi

Translating Leadership Experience into the Workplace James Mulhall

Stay in H.A.R.M.’s Way Christopher Collins

ResponseAbility: Addressing Bystander Behavior Amanda Hamilton Jade Martinez Alex Snowden

The Role of the University in a Democratic Society Dr. Jo Ann Carson

Sex, Drugs and Power Dr. Patricia Pattison

Building Effective Teams Dr. Rob Konopaske

3:15-4:15

Learning from Failure: The Only Way to Succeed Dr. Paige Haber

Taking Our Rights for Granted Dr. Janet Hale

Fostering Inclusivity in Your Organization Jaya Soni

Our Social Contract: Student Organizations Rights and Responsibilities Dr. Liz Palacios Allison Sibley Vincent Morton

Student Leaders in the Trenches: Dealing with First Amendment Issues Ryan Elliott Michael Guzman Tiffany Roemer

@TXST_Exposed: How to Use Social Media Responsibly Ebony Players

Stress-Free Event Planning Melinda Keller

4:25-5:05

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

5:15-5:45

CLOSING SESSION LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Schedule

Day 2

TIME

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-3.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-5.1

9:00-9:30 a.m.

CHECK-IN LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

9:3010:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

10:3011:30

Civil Discourse: How to Handle Conflict Constructively Shannon FitzPatrick Milena Christopher Sylvia Holmes

11:401:00

LUNCH AND AFTERNOON REMARKS LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

1:10-1:55

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-9.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-10.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 4-1.6

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-13.1

BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM LBJ 3-15.1

Pay It Forward: Being a Socially Responsible Leader Manda Anderson Emily Reiser Ricardo Zavala

Persecution, Tolerance and Church vs. State Dr. Bob Fischer

Faith Based Leadership Dr. James Elshoff

Mr. Timothy Swain, Writer, Poet, and Speaker Patriotism, Community, and Dissent Annalisa Turner

Leading with Integrity Dr. Sherri Benn Dr. Ronald Brown Mayor Daniel Guerrero

How to Work with the Media: A Leader’s Perspective Dr. Timothy Mottet

Dr. Daniel A. Brown, Dean, University College & Director of the PACE Center Dr. Erik D. Malmberg, Leadership Institute Coordinator, Dean of Students Office

2:05-3:05

Protest and Picketing: Freedom for All or a Free-For-All Chief Art Acevedo Joschua Beres Dr. Vincent Luizzi

Translating Leadership Experience into the Workplace James Mulhall

Stay in H.A.R.M.’s Way Christopher Collins

ResponseAbility: Addressing Bystander Behavior Amanda Hamilton Jade Martinez Alex Snowden

The Role of the University in a Democratic Society Dr. Jo Ann Carson

Sex, Drugs and Power Dr. Patricia Pattison

Building Effective Teams Dr. Rob Konopaske

3:15-4:15

Learning from Failure: The Only Way to Succeed Dr. Paige Haber

Taking Our Rights for Granted Dr. Janet Hale

Fostering Inclusivity in Your Organization Jaya Soni

Our Social Contract: Student Organizations Rights and Responsibilities Dr. Liz Palacios Allison Sibley Vincent Morton

Student Leaders in the Trenches: Dealing with First Amendment Issues Ryan Elliott Michael Guzman Tiffany Roemer

@TXST_Exposed: How to Use Social Media Responsibly Ebony Players

Stress-Free Event Planning Melinda Keller

4:25-5:05

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

5:15-5:45

CLOSING SESSION LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1

Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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2012 Leadership Institute Annual Conference - “The First Amendment: Freedom, Democracy and Social Responsibility”


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Day 1 Schedule

CIVIL DISCOURSE: HOW TO HANDLE CONFLICT CONSTRUCTIVELY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Presented by: • Shannon FitzPatrick, Esq., Attorney for Students, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos • Milena Christopher, Esq., Staff Attorney, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos • Sylvia Holmes, Esq., Staff Attorney, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University-San Marcos Handling conflict in a mature and appropriate manner is important for student leaders. Being able to listen, engage in a dialogue, and find a common ground is essential to the success or your organization or group. This interactive session will introduce student leaders to the concept of discourse as opposed to debate and provide perspectives and tools on how to effectively handle conflict. PATRIOTISM, COMMUNITY, AND DISSENT

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 (DAY ONE) TIME

EVENT

5:30-6:00 p.m.

CHECK-IN AND RECEPTION LBJ Ballroom, 3-16.1 WELCOME • Dr. Margarita M. Arellano, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

6:00-6:10 p.m.

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Ms. Annalisa Turner, Master’s Degree Candidate in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University-San Marcos

6:10-6:15 p.m.

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER • Dr. Janet Hale, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Economics

Dissent is the heart of social and political change, and change is at the heart of the American democratic system. Dissent is patriotic and virtuous because it encourages constructive criticism of the prevailing system in order to make it more just. Blind patriotism without an ethical framework and commitment to the community is an obstacle to being a good leader. This session questions many American’s views on patriotism and the role of dissent and civil disobedience in our society.

6:15-7:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS • Dr. Sarah Weddington, Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

7:15-8:00 p.m.

SMALL GROUP MEETINGS

LEADING WITH INTEGRITY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Panelists: • The Honorable Daniel Guerrero, Mayor, City of San Marcos • Dr. Ronald C. Brown, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos

LBJ Student Center Map

As leaders, we make decisions every day that will have a tremendous impact on others. The manner in which we make these decisions reflect on our character and effectiveness. Come discover what ethics and integrity mean to our panelists, and the tools they use to make ethical decisions and role model those behaviors for others. Learn how you too can apply these valuable lessons about ethical leadership in your daily life. HOW TO WORK WITH THE MEDIA: A LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Presented by: • Dr. Timothy Mottet, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos Whether receiving positive or negative attention, leaders are often in the media’s spotlight. It is important not to allow the media to unduly influence or hamper your effectiveness as a leader. Learn how to maintain your integrity, communicate the facts and work with the media to help you achieve your goals.

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Speakers Dr. Sarah Weddington Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin FRIDAY, 6:15-7:00 PM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1 Sarah Weddington has lived a life of leadership and now shares her expertise and insights with others. A nationally known attorney and spokesperson on leadership and public issues, her experience and charisma make her a highly sought-after speaker on the development of leadership skills. She is particularly well known for her work on issues affecting women in her many roles as attorney, legislator, Presidential advisor, professor, and expert called upon by the national media. She is a proven leader in government at the national and state levels. From 1978 to 1981, she served as Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, directing the Administration’s work on women’s issues and leadership outreach. As General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1977 and the first woman to ever hold that position, she supervised more than 200 lawyers. From 1983-1985, Dr. Weddington was the first woman Director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations. Elected in 1973 and serving three terms, she was the first woman from Austin in the 150-member Texas House of Representatives. In her first book, A Question of Choice, Dr. Weddington detailed the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which she successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in l973. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. A founding member of the Foundation for Women’s Resources, she has been integral in all its activities, including the Leadership Texas and Leadership America programs and the creation of The Women’s Museum, which opened September 29, 2000, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Weddington has received numerous leadership honors and awards, including the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women, the “Knowledge is Power” Award from Texas Women Lawyers, the Ausley Leadership Award from Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, the Speaking Out for Justice Award by the American Association of University Women. She has been featured in Working Women, People, and the Washington Post, and has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, and CNN. She received her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1967 and is a Distinguished Alumna of McMurry University. She is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas in Austin, where she is shaping a new generation of leaders in her classes “Gender-Based Discrimination” and “Leadership in America.” She also writes and travels extensively, speaking on the development of leadership skills, and is currently working on her next book on the topic of leadership and self-renewal.

10:30-11:30 a.m. (Continued) PAY IT FORWARD: BEING A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE LEADER

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Panelists: • Ms. Manda Anderson, Academic Advisor II, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Emily Reiser, Master’s Degree Candidate in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin & 2011 Sallie Beretta Outstanding Senior Woman Award Winner • Mr. Ricardo Zavala, Community Youth Development Program Coordinator

A higher education degree is a privilege that comes with obligations beyond securing a job. Leaders have a responsibility to support and improve their community. Panelists in this session will share how they’ve committed to being socially responsible leaders beyond graduation. They will also share ideas about how to get involved and contribute your time, talent and treasure to something about which you are passionate. PERSECUTION, TOLERANCE AND CHURCH VS. STATE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Presented by: • Dr. Robert Fischer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos The right to the establishment and free exercise of religion is an important component of the First Amendment. This session will share insight on our nation’s historical foundations and the basis for the separation between church and state. Like the Constitution, which sought to prevent persecution and promote tolerance, leaders must seek to understand, embrace and promote religious diversity in our country. FAITH-BASED LEADERSHIP

LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1

Presented by: • Dr. James Elshoff, Lecturer, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas State University-San Marcos Leadership does not have to exist separate from one’s faith. In fact, connecting faith-based values with leadership values can be a way to better work with those around you. Strong leaders often lead with integrity based on their spiritual beliefs. Regardless of your faith background or community, there are commonalities that can be applied to effective leadership. Join the conversation and think bigger than your own personal belief and world view!

Mr. Tim Swain Writer, Poet, and Speaker SATURDAY, 9:30-10:15AM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1

2:05-3:05 p.m.

As an internationally recognized poet, author and speaker, Mr. Tim Swain has been captivating audiences for years as an award-winning performer and catalyst for social change. As a native of Houston, Texas, he began writing at the age of five and after realizing his gift, began competing in school talent shows and oratorical competitions. Swain entered the slam poetry scene in high school and quickly established himself as a respected slam poet and fierce competitor. He has competed in slam poetry competitions across the United States and has been the keynote speaker at dozens of educational conferences, church seminars and has headlined venues in Mexico and Africa focusing on empowerment through literacy and education. His work also served as the inspiration for Why I Write, a national anti-bullying campaign in London, England broadcast on BBC. He has spoken to audiences up to 5000 and his words have impacted people in over three dozen countries. Currently, he holds a M.Ed. in Education from Texas State University-San Marcos and is coordinating curriculum for Congress KIDZ, an anti-bullying and character building educational initiative for underrepresented elementary school students. He also serves as a life coach and recently launched a success series which focuses on goal setting and purpose driven living. Swain recently finished his debut book entitled, “The Bird outside Your Window” an inspirational and contemporary, poetic rendition of the ugly duckling. Mr. Tim Swain’s underlining motivation is his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and on a daily basis he is trying to live out his purpose to its fullest potential.

PROTEST AND PICKETING: FREEDOM FOR ALL OR A FREE-FOR-ALL (PANEL)

LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Panelists: • Chief Art Acevedo, Austin Police Department, City of Austin • Dr. Vincent Luizzi, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Joschua Kristofer Harvey-Beres, Founding Member, Occupy Texas State, Texas State University-San Marcos The First Amendment grants every American the right to gather for peaceful protesting. Why do some peaceful protests quickly become violent? There is a precarious balance between the rights of those assembled versus the government’s desire to ensure peace and safety. Panelists will share their perspectives and experiences with protesting as they relate to the First Amendment’s right to assemble. Learn how to effectively assemble to achieve the change you and your organization desire.

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Thank You

2:05-3:05 p.m. (Continued)

TRANSLATING LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE INTO THE WORKPLACE

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Mr. James Mulhall, Installation Manager, Tokyo Electron America

Conference Planning Committee Members

You spent a good portion of your college career focusing on leadership development through your co-curricular involvement. Now what? The effective student leader should understand that these experiences are transferable to their future careers. This session will demonstrate how to communicate the value of your leadership experience and how these skills can be adapted for the workplace. STAY IN H.A.R.M.’S WAY: THE KEYS TO BALANCED LEADERSHIP

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Presented by: • Mr. Christopher Collins, Speaker, Author, and Consultant, Great Minds Think Alike, Inc. Juggling academic expectations, hectic schedules, late night pushes to meet deadlines, and attending meeting after meeting can leave student leaders feeling like they are trapped in a whirlwind. Without the proper balance, leadership can be harmful to our grades, social calendars, and more importantly, our physical and mental health. This session will explain why we stay in H.A.R.M.’s way, and how to cope with these issues to be successful leaders. RESPONSEABILITY: ADDRESSING BYSTANDER BEHAVIOR

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Presented by: • Mr. Alex Snowden, Coordinator for Student Engagement and Greek Affairs, LBJ Student Center, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos • Ms. Jade Martinez, Graduate Research Assistant, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Amanda Hamilton, Graduate Intern for Greek Affairs, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos Most of the problem behaviors in this world involve bystanders who are afraid to get involved, succumb to peer-pressure, or fail to recognize the behavior is a problem. The Response Ability Project is an educational initiative to empower individuals to go beyond bystander behavior and intervene in problem situations. This session will encourage students to act with integrity and avoid being a bystander by giving them the power and resources to intervene and make the difference. THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

We appreciate the continued support of our students, faculty, staff and committee members who spent countless hours in laying the foundation, establishing the vision, defining our core values, carefully selecting speakers and topics to fulfill the mission of our conference.

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Presented by: • Dr. Jo Ann Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos Colleges and universities have always played an important role in fostering democratic ideals. They protect academic freedom, provide a platform for free speech, and encourage people of all ages to explore and get involved. Students come from all over the world for higher education in America to experience the diversity of study, thought and opportunities for creativity. Attend this session for a greater understanding of the richness and value of the American university and the power, privilege and responsibility afforded to those with access.

Nancy Alvarado Dr. Margarita M. Arellano Olivia Birkhead Dr. Daniel Brown Dr. Ronald Brown Kristy Caldwell Dr. Richard Cheatham Albert James Degarmo Tyler Dukes Arin Ely Mel Ferrari

Lisa Furler Dr. Paige Haber Dr. Janet Hale Rachel Horton Josefina Ibarra Christopher Jones Melinda Keller Lanita Legan Michelle Lopez Dr. Erik Malmberg Nathan McDaniel

Asha McElfish Laramie McWilliams Darren Ngo Terence Parker Nina Pereira Christopher Ramirez Tiffany Roemer Jennifer Scharlach Stacey Sparks Vanessa Villalobos

A Very Special Thank You to… Dr. Denise M. Trauth, President Dr. Joanne H. Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs Dean of Students Office Staff Associated Student Government Student Foundation

We are grateful to our supporters for their interest and investment in the 2012 Leadership Institute Annual Conference. Their contributions have helped make this unique opportunity possible for our student leaders. Gold Level Sponsors The Princeton Review The Coca-Cola Company Silver Level Sponsors Vice President for Student Affairs Chartwells Clear Visions, Inc. LBJ Student Center

Bronze Level Sponsors Campus Recreation Department of Housing and Residential Life H-E-B Rhino Graphics University Bookstore Supporter Level Sponsors University Police

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Welcome

2:05-3:05 p.m. (Continued)

Dear Students,

SEX, DRUGS, AND POWER

On behalf of The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos and the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2012 Leadership Institute Annual Conference. This year’s conference will involve more than 300 students from diverse backgrounds and majors at Texas State and other central Texas colleges and universities. We hope that it will serve as a keystone of your leadership experience and training.

Presented by: • Dr. Patricia Pattison, Professor, Department of Finance and Economics, Texas State University-San Marcos

The primary purpose of the Leadership Institute Annual Conference is to bring students together from various backgrounds to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership abilities. Based upon The Leadership Institute’s core values of Excellence, Ethics & Integrity, Empowerment, Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, and Social Responsibility, we worked hard to integrate this year’s conference theme – “The First Amendment: Freedom, Democracy and Social Responsibility” – to offer each of you opportunities to learn and more clearly understand the first amendment and its implications for being an effective leader on campus, in the community and in the world beyond. As conference participants, we hope that you will discover your leadership potential, connect with other leaders, faculty and alumni to learn valuable skills that will impact not just your own lives, but the communities in which you live. Most importantly, we hope that this conference will be an integral part of your leadership journey. Finally, we hope you will find some time this weekend to thank the students, faculty and staff members at Texas State whose passion and commitment helped make this year’s conference a success. It is our hope that this experience will continue to inspire you to get involved and make a difference now and in the future! Best,

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Leaders will continually face challenges, both subtle and obvious, that test their character and integrity. History has demonstrated that many powerful leaders have fallen from favor after giving in to vices such as sex, drugs, and power. Learn how to stick with your ethical principles and morals so you can stay on the path to leadership success. LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1

BUILDING EFFECTIVE TEAMS

Presented by: • Dr. Robert Konopaske, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Texas State University-San Marcos Building effective teams is instrumental to maximizing your group’s potential. This session will guide you through team building strategies that will help unify, develop trust, build confidence and create a collaborative climate for transformational change within your organization.

LEARNING FROM FAILURE: THE ONLY WAY TO SUCCEED

3:15-4:15 p.m. LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1

Presented by: • Dr. Paige Haber, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology, Texas State University-San Marcos Society has programmed us into believing that failure has no value but great leaders learn as much from their failures as from their successes. It can help spark creativity, teach us valuable life lessons, make us stronger, and increase our chances of succeeding in the future by refocusing our vision and goals. This session will help you understand how to stay flexible and motivated when faced with the possibility or reality of failure. TAKING OUR RIGHTS FOR GRANTED

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

Presented by: • Dr. Janet Hale, Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance and Economics, Texas State University-San Marcos

Dr. Margarita M. Arellano Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dr. Erik D. Malmberg Leadership Institute Coordinator

Many young Americans believe that they live in a democratic society and enjoy greater freedoms than previous generations. Unfortunately, the rapid advancement of information technology, increased focus on national defense and terrorism, and substantial influence of consumerism and globalization may have actually resulted in loss of or weakening these rights. This session will open your eyes to the frailty of freedom and what student leaders can do to make sure their First Amendment and other civil rights are protected. FOSTERING INCLUSIVITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1

Presented by: • Ms. Jaya Soni, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin & Product Consultant, Tk20, Inc. No matter what type of organization you are a part of, building an inclusive team is an important responsibility for any leader. This session will introduce you to the concept of inclusion and the challenges that leaders face in creating an inclusive environment. Learn how to maximize the diverse qualities of each group member and make your team/organization stronger and more productive. 2

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3:15-4:15 p.m.

About Us

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OUR SOCIAL CONTRACT: STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

Vision To develop students into ethical, innovative, responsible, civic minded leaders who contribute positively to their local and global communities.

Panelists: • Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, Dean of Students, Baylor University • Ms. Allison Sibley, President, Student Organization Council, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Vincent Morton, Associate Dean of Students, Texas State University-San Marcos The “right of the people peaceably to assemble” is at the heart of any student’s right to create groups and organizations on college campuses. But student leaders must understand that this privilege includes obligations such as registration and risk management requirements. This session will help participants to understand the rights and responsibilities of student organizations and the process for developing relationships with the university administration to define, understand, and improve their First Amendment rights. STUDENT LEADERS IN THE TRENCHES: DEALING WITH FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES

LOCATION: LBJ 4-1.6

Presented by: • Michael Guzman, Former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Associated Student Government, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ryan Elliott, President, Texas State Extreme Sports, Texas State University-San Marcos • Tiffany Roemer, Student Body Vice President, Associated Student Government, Texas State University-San Marcos The First Amendment is not an abstract concept to be debated by legal scholars or attorneys in a court room. It is a living, breathing right that Americans encounter every day especially on a college campus. Leaders face opportunities and sometimes struggle as they try to exercise these rights. Members of this panel will share their challenges and successes from a student perspective. @TXST_EXPOSED: HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Presented by: • The Ebony Players, Texas State University-San Marcos Today’s leaders must struggle to keep pace and consider the impact of rapidly changing information technology on their organization and its members. Social media can be beneficial but it is not without risks. With great power comes great responsibility. This session will help student leaders understand the use of social media in ways that benefit their organizations, and exercise their rights to freedom of expression. STRESS-FREE EVENT PLANNING

The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos

LOCATION:LBJ 3-15.1

Presented by: •Ms. Melinda Harrod-Keller, Vice President, Stelos Alliance Student leaders are often asked to take on the responsibility of hosting an event or program. No matter the size or complexity, there are some critical elements for any successful event. Get advice from an experienced event planner who can teach you how to make any program look and feel like it was executed by a professional.

Mission The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to bring students together to learn leadership skills, engage in activities that foster ethical behavior, build an inclusive community, demonstrate social responsibility and inspire a commitment to excellence. The Leadership Institute will • Serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State. • Provide a variety of leadership development opportunities within a tiered structure for incoming students, established sophomore/junior leaders and a capstone program for highly experienced junior/senior leaders. • Collaborate with departments within and outside the Division of Student Affairs to deliver experiential learning opportunities. Dean of Students Office The Dean of Students Office strives to set standards of excellence in the delivery of student services and to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning. The core function of the Dean of Students Office is assisting and developing students through services that include emergency services, leadership development opportunities, legal advice, notary services, ombuds services, and resolutions to student misconduct allegations. System Affiliation Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. The system’s Board of Regents governs Texas State and three sister institutions: Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, and Sul Ross State University. The Texas State University System Board of Regents Charlie Amato, Chairman, San Antonio Donna N. Williams, Vice Chairman, Arlington Dr. Jaime R. Garza, San Antonio Kevin J. Lilly, Houston Ron Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay David Montagne, Beaumont Trisha Pollard, Bellaire Rosanna Salazar, Austin William F. Scott, Nederland Ryan Bridges, Student Regent, Huntsville Brian McCall, Chancellor

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Leadership Institute Annual Conference Program