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We are grateful to our supporters for their interest and investment in the 2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference. Their contributions have helped make this unique opportunity possible for our student leaders.

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The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State University is deeply committed to providing the best education, development and training for its students. The Leadership Institute provides students an opportunity to develop leadership qualities they can apply throughout their lives. Our central focus is to establish a diverse organizational structure where students participate in numerous community and extracurricular activities while building relationships and developing leadership skills through a variety of interactive, energizing and unique experiences. The core values of the institute are Ethics/Integrity, Excellence, Social Responsibility, Inclusivity, Civic Engagement and Empowerment. Some of the goals include: • Serving as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State. • Providing 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. • Collaborating with departments within and outside the Division for Student Affairs in order 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 Ron Blatchley, Bryan | College Station Kevin J. Lilly, Houston Ron Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay David Montagne, Beaumont Trisha Pollard, Bellaire Michael Truncale, Beaumont Christopher Covo, Student Regent, San Marcos Brian McCall, Chancellor

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Welcome

3-3:50 p.m.

Dear Students,

EMPOWERING OTHERS TO LEAD: HELP SUSTAIN YOUR ORGANIZATION LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Ms. Michelle Lopez, Associate Director, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos

On behalf of The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos and the Leadership Conference Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference. This year’s conference will involve over 200 students from diverse backgrounds and majors at Texas State. We hope that it will serve as a keystone of your leadership experience and training.

Leadership requires a strong investment in developing each team member for success – now and in the future. Providing opportunities for your group’s members to get involved and “step up” are vital to any organization’s long-term survival. This session will provide useful strategies for empowering others within your group to take a leadership role, recognizing and rewarding everyone’s contributions, and managing leadership transition.

The primary purpose of the Texas State Leadership Institute 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 – “Ethics, Service and Sustainability” – to offer each of you opportunities to learn and more clearly understand just what it takes to be 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,

FOSTERING INCLUSIVENESS WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Jaya Soni, Leadership Program Coordinator, Multicultural Information Center, University of Texas at Austin 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 organization stronger and more productive. PEER TO PEER LEADERSHIP: LESSONS LEARNED LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Ms. Melanie Ferrari, Student Body President, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Sarah Hadley, Pride and Traditions Chair, Student Association for Campus Activities, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Joshua Jackson, National Pan-Hellenic Council President, Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State Students have a variety of sources for understanding and practicing leadership but none may be more impactful than learning from their peers. Come listen to an amazing panel of current students who have “walked the walk” as they share with you just what it takes to be an effective student leader. PUTTING YOUR MASK ON FIRST: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF • Ms. Evelina Solis, Certified Life Coach & Founder and President of Sol2Soul

If you have ever flown on a plane and listened to the safety instructions, you have probably heard the attendants stress that it is important to put your oxygen mask on first before helping the person to the right or left of you. Your leadership journey happens in much the same way. You need to take care of yourself before you can lead others. This workshop will help you learn ways to sustain yourself as a leader and encourage others to do the same. PROTECTING OUR TREASURE: THE SAN MARCOS RIVER • Mr. Ronald Coley, Director, Aquarena Center, 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

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Not only is the San Marcos River a valuable natural resource, it is also a cultural icon that makes Texas State University unique. This session will increase your knowledge about the river and its many contributions to Texas State, the City of San Marcos and beyond. Learn what you can do to preserve one of the area’s greatest treasures and what it will take to ensure it will continue to thrive. THE ANATOMY OF A LEADER: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Lisa Furler, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos Today we know that anyone has the potential to become a leader. Leadership can be challenging to define and it can sometimes be even harder to identify who is a leader. This interactive session will examine leadership theories and examples of current and past leaders. Come join us as we discuss how the anatomy of a leader has changed over time.

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2-2:50 p.m.

Thank You

THE GULF OF MEXICO: PRESERVING A TEXAS LEGACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Gary Jeffress, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi It just wouldn’t be Texas without the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ninth largest body of water in the world. It is an important waterway, ecosystem, and source of economic development. This session will explore the challenges of sustaining it and what is being done to preserve this valuable natural resource. DEVELOPING MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Jaya Soni, Leadership Program Coordinator, Multicultural Information Center, University of Texas at Austin Successful leaders always care about people first. Multicultural leadership is more than celebrating diverse cultures and ideas. It is about creating an inclusive environment where everyone values community success. This session will help raise your understanding of what multicultural leadership is and how it is helping to transform organizations into dynamic, multifaceted communities of the future. EMPOWERING WOMEN TO ACT LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • The Honorable Susan Narvaiz, Former Mayor, City of San Marcos • Ms. Peggy Venable, State Director, Americans for Prosperity • Ms. Seleena Smith, Adjunct Instructor & Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology, University of Oklahoma Throughout history, women have served as leaders. They have been philanthropists, elected officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs to name just a few. This group of diverse women will share their experiences and what they have learned while serving as leaders in their communities. PUTTING YOUR MASK ON FIRST: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF • Ms. Evelina Solis, Certified Life Coach & Founder and President of Sol2Soul

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

If you have ever flown on a plane and listened to the safety instructions, you have probably heard the attendants stress that it is important to put your oxygen mask on first before helping the person to the right or left of you. Your leadership journey happens in much the same way. You need to take care of yourself before you can lead others. This workshop will help you learn ways to sustain yourself as a leader and encourage others to do the same. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • The Honorable Kimberly Porterfield, Council Member, City of San Marcos & Director of Community Relations, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Glen Baumgart, Development Officer, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin Volunteering is an excellent way for you to put leadership theories and skills into action. Many leaders feel the calling to transform the lives of people for the benefit of society. For those who are interested in taking action, this workshop will provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for. Join us as we explore how you can make a difference in your community through volunteerism and how it can enhance your leadership development. THE ANATOMY OF A LEADER: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Lisa Furler, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos

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.

Conference Planning Committee Members

Mr. Ian Arellano Dr. Margarita Arellano Dr. Ron Brown Ms. Kristy Caldwell Ms. Chrystah Carter

Ms. Lanita Legan Ms. Gabriella Lombardo Ms. Michelle Lopez Dr. Erik Malmberg Dr. John McGee

Mr. Chris Covo Mr. Albert Degarmo Mr. Cody DeSalvo Ms. Melanie Ferrari Ms. Carmen Finch Mr. David Fink Ms. Lisa Furler Ms. Sarah Hadley Ms. Janet Hale Ms. Dyana Hampton Ms. Jasmine Hillman

Ms. Laramie McWilliams Ms. Mary Ann Ortiz-Moerke Ms. Kathy Myers Mr. Terence Parker Ms. Nina Pereira Mr. Colter Ray Ms. Emily Reiser Mr. Brian Robinson Ms. Stacy Sparks Ms. Elizabeth Webster

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

Today we know that anyone has the potential to become a leader. Leadership can be challenging to define and it can sometimes be even harder to identify who is a leader. This interactive session will examine leadership theories and examples of current and past leaders. Come join us as we discuss how the anatomy of a leader has changed over time.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


Speakers

1-1:50 p.m. Mr. Mark Updegrove Director Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Leading to Serve FRIDAY, 6:40-7:15PM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1 Mark Updegrove serves as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library’s fourth Director in its thirty-eight year history. Updegrove is an award-winning author with over two decades of leadership experience within top media and communications organizations including Time, Newsweek, and Yahoo.

Updegrove is the author of two books relating to American presidents. Baptism By Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis examines eight presidents who took office in times of unprecedented crisis, how they dealt the burdens they inherited, the role of character in leadership, and the lessons they provide for President Obama. Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House looks at the post-presidential lives of our modern presidents. Updegrove has been Director of Business Development at Rawle Murdy, a private communications firm. He has also served as Vice President and Head of Sales and Operations at Yahoo! Canada; Vice President and Publisher of Nickelodeon Magazine and MTV Magazine; U. S. Publisher of Newsweek; and spent eleven years in several leadership roles at Time, Inc. including Los Angeles Manager of Time and President of Time Canada, Time’s Canadian edition and operation.

THE GULF OF MEXICO: PRESERVING A TEXAS LEGACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Gary Jeffress, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi It just wouldn’t be Texas without the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ninth largest body of water in the world. It is an important waterway, ecosystem, and source of economic development. This session will explore the challenges of sustaining it and what is being done to preserve this valuable natural resource. THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY-LBJ 3-5.1 • Mr. Ruben Becerra, Owner, Gil’s Broiler

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

There continues to be global concern about energy demand and consumption. The future will depend greatly on renewable resources and energy efficiency. The new buzz word is sustainable energy. Come hear from a green energy entrepreneur about current and future initiatives in our community and what you can do to get involved. ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: PILLARS OF LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Mr. Tom Sullivan, Director of Student Life, St. Edward’s University • Capt. Brenda Bustillos, Chief of Nutrition Care Division, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital • Dr. Patricia Pattison, Professor, Department of Finance and Economic, Texas State University-San Marcos As leaders, we make decisions every day that will have tremendous impact on others. Come discover what ethics and integrity means to our panelists and the individuals who have inspired them. Learn valuable lessons about ethical leadership and how you can apply them in your daily life. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1 • Ms. Leslie Bulkley, Resident District Manager, Chartwells • Dr. Tina Marie Cade, Professor, Department of Agriculture, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Hildreth England, Registered and Licensed Dietitian & Owner, Sersano Nutrition

Ms. Christy Pipkin Executive Director The Nobelity Project

The food we grow and consume can tell us much about our society. It is important to reflect on what is in our food, where it comes from, and who has access to it. Our panelists will share their perspectives on what it takes to grow, purchase, and prepare the kinds of food needed to keep ourselves and communities healthy and strong. Learn how you can participate in important sustainable food initiatives.

The Nobelity Project: One Peace at a Time SATURDAY, 10:00-10:50AM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • The Honorable Kimberly Porterfield, Council Member, City of San Marcos & Director of Community Relations, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Glen Baumgart, Development Officer, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

In 2005 Turk and Christy Pipkin founded The Nobelity Project, an education and action nonprofit, to make movies that make a difference. Their current documentary, One Peace At A Time, explores the idea of providing fundamental rights for the world’s children as the best path to a more peaceful and sustainable world. As the Executive Director of The Nobelity Project, Christy Pipkin works to bring the non-profit’s initiatives to fruition – creating motivating documentaries and short films, helming educational outreach in the US and abroad, and maintaining oversight on development projects around the world. Currently The Nobelity Project is building Mahiga Hope High School in rural Kenya--the first high school ever in that community. “I am a firm believer that local action has global impact, and that no act is too small to matter. At times global issues can seem overwhelming, but I like to remember when Desmond Tutu told us of a saying in Africa--‘There is only one way of eating an elephant…one piece at a time.’ ”

Volunteering is an excellent way for you to put leadership theories and skills into action. Many leaders feel the calling to transform the lives of people for the benefit of society. For those who are interested in taking action, this workshop will provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for. Join us as we explore how you can make a difference in your community through volunteerism and how it can enhance your leadership development. WHO AM I AND WHERE AM I GOING: VALUES, VISION, AND LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Glynda Groth Putnam, Director of Engineering Student Life, University of Texas at Austin • Ms. Emily Chen, Senior & Coordinator of LeaderShape-Texas, University of Texas at Austin Leadership is more than just conducting better meetings or hosting well-attended campus or community events with good food. It means understanding ourselves and leading with our heart and mind to make a difference. This interactive session will guide you in clarifying your values, understanding your leadership style, and developing a personal vision statement that will help you change the world.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


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Day 1 Schedule

LEADING YOUR TEAM AWAY FROM NEGATIVE GROUP DYNAMICS LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Richard Cheatham, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos It is important to recognize that conflict can occur within any group. This session will help you understand the impact that negative influences can have on a team and learn strategies for managing them effectively. Discover ways to work together to build upon common goals and break away from negative influences. SUSTAINABILITY AT TEXAS STATE: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR US? LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Nancy Nusbaum, Associate Vice President, Finance and Support Services Planning, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Richard Earl, Professor, Department of Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Nicole Fisher, Sophomore & Organizer of Sustainability Exploration, Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State University knows what it means to be green. Come meet some of the students, faculty and staff who work daily to secure environmental, economic, and social sustainability on our campus. Learn more about the numerous ways that you can address sustainability both in the classroom and community. TRANSFORMING LIVES: THE HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Dr. Joanne H. Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Eugene Bourgeois, Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos Every day, college students across the country have the opportunity to enhance their intellectual and professional development, interact with diverse people and cultures, develop a commitment to community involvement, and continue to develop as citizens of strong character. At Texas State, leadership development takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. Come and learn from two of our top administrators about what they are doing at Texas State to achieve a holistic leadership development experience for students. RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR CHANGE: EFFECTIVE STUDENT ADVOCACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1 • The Honorable Christopher Jones (’05), Deputy Mayor, City of San Marcos & Former Student Body Vice President, Texas State University-San Marcos • Heather Bolz Schipske (‘05), Former President, Student Foundation, Texas State University-San Marcos • Andrae Turner (‘07), Former President, Interfraternity Council, Texas State University-San Marcos Successful leaders are often described as the catalysts for change. You need the vision and integrity to “light a fire” within yourself and others. Join us for an exciting panel of former student leaders who will share advice on how to find your voice in advocating for positive change at Texas State and in other communities. BUILDING EFFECTIVE TEAMS LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • Dr. Robert Konopaske, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Texas State University-San Marcos Building effective teams is instrumental towards maximizing everyone’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. BACK TO BASICS: REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Mr. Mark Carter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos There is much debate about energy sources and how they affect the environment. This session will educate you about the complex and environmentally-expensive process that we use to get electrical energy from coal and the simple, sustainable alternatives available to support our daily energy needs. Presentation includes a screening of the student-produced solar drying video “Wear the Sun” funded by the student-initiated and student-managed Environmental Services Fee.

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Schedule

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability

2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


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Day 1 Schedule

LEADING YOUR TEAM AWAY FROM NEGATIVE GROUP DYNAMICS LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Richard Cheatham, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos It is important to recognize that conflict can occur within any group. This session will help you understand the impact that negative influences can have on a team and learn strategies for managing them effectively. Discover ways to work together to build upon common goals and break away from negative influences. SUSTAINABILITY AT TEXAS STATE: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR US? LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Nancy Nusbaum, Associate Vice President, Finance and Support Services Planning, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Richard Earl, Professor, Department of Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Nicole Fisher, Sophomore & Organizer of Sustainability Exploration, Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State University knows what it means to be green. Come meet some of the students, faculty and staff who work daily to secure environmental, economic, and social sustainability on our campus. Learn more about the numerous ways that you can address sustainability both in the classroom and community. TRANSFORMING LIVES: THE HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Dr. Joanne H. Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos • Dr. Eugene Bourgeois, Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, Texas State University-San Marcos Every day, college students across the country have the opportunity to enhance their intellectual and professional development, interact with diverse people and cultures, develop a commitment to community involvement, and continue to develop as citizens of strong character. At Texas State, leadership development takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. Come and learn from two of our top administrators about what they are doing at Texas State to achieve a holistic leadership development experience for students. RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR CHANGE: EFFECTIVE STUDENT ADVOCACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1 • The Honorable Christopher Jones (’05), Deputy Mayor, City of San Marcos & Former Student Body Vice President, Texas State University-San Marcos • Heather Bolz Schipske (‘05), Former President, Student Foundation, Texas State University-San Marcos • Andrae Turner (‘07), Former President, Interfraternity Council, Texas State University-San Marcos Successful leaders are often described as the catalysts for change. You need the vision and integrity to “light a fire” within yourself and others. Join us for an exciting panel of former student leaders who will share advice on how to find your voice in advocating for positive change at Texas State and in other communities. BUILDING EFFECTIVE TEAMS LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • Dr. Robert Konopaske, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Texas State University-San Marcos Building effective teams is instrumental towards maximizing everyone’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. BACK TO BASICS: REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Mr. Mark Carter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos There is much debate about energy sources and how they affect the environment. This session will educate you about the complex and environmentally-expensive process that we use to get electrical energy from coal and the simple, sustainable alternatives available to support our daily energy needs. Presentation includes a screening of the student-produced solar drying video “Wear the Sun” funded by the student-initiated and student-managed Environmental Services Fee.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


Speakers

1-1:50 p.m. Mr. Mark Updegrove Director Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Leading to Serve FRIDAY, 6:40-7:15PM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1 Mark Updegrove serves as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library’s fourth Director in its thirty-eight year history. Updegrove is an award-winning author with over two decades of leadership experience within top media and communications organizations including Time, Newsweek, and Yahoo.

Updegrove is the author of two books relating to American presidents. Baptism By Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis examines eight presidents who took office in times of unprecedented crisis, how they dealt the burdens they inherited, the role of character in leadership, and the lessons they provide for President Obama. Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House looks at the post-presidential lives of our modern presidents. Updegrove has been Director of Business Development at Rawle Murdy, a private communications firm. He has also served as Vice President and Head of Sales and Operations at Yahoo! Canada; Vice President and Publisher of Nickelodeon Magazine and MTV Magazine; U. S. Publisher of Newsweek; and spent eleven years in several leadership roles at Time, Inc. including Los Angeles Manager of Time and President of Time Canada, Time’s Canadian edition and operation.

THE GULF OF MEXICO: PRESERVING A TEXAS LEGACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Gary Jeffress, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi It just wouldn’t be Texas without the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ninth largest body of water in the world. It is an important waterway, ecosystem, and source of economic development. This session will explore the challenges of sustaining it and what is being done to preserve this valuable natural resource. THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY-LBJ 3-5.1 • Mr. Ruben Becerra, Owner, Gil’s Broiler

LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1

There continues to be global concern about energy demand and consumption. The future will depend greatly on renewable resources and energy efficiency. The new buzz word is sustainable energy. Come hear from a green energy entrepreneur about current and future initiatives in our community and what you can do to get involved. ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: PILLARS OF LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Mr. Tom Sullivan, Director of Student Life, St. Edward’s University • Capt. Brenda Bustillos, Chief of Nutrition Care Division, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital • Dr. Patricia Pattison, Professor, Department of Finance and Economic, Texas State University-San Marcos As leaders, we make decisions every day that will have tremendous impact on others. Come discover what ethics and integrity means to our panelists and the individuals who have inspired them. Learn valuable lessons about ethical leadership and how you can apply them in your daily life. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1 • Ms. Leslie Bulkley, Resident District Manager, Chartwells • Dr. Tina Marie Cade, Professor, Department of Agriculture, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Hildreth England, Registered and Licensed Dietitian & Owner, Sersano Nutrition

Ms. Christy Pipkin Executive Director The Nobelity Project

The food we grow and consume can tell us much about our society. It is important to reflect on what is in our food, where it comes from, and who has access to it. Our panelists will share their perspectives on what it takes to grow, purchase, and prepare the kinds of food needed to keep ourselves and communities healthy and strong. Learn how you can participate in important sustainable food initiatives.

The Nobelity Project: One Peace at a Time SATURDAY, 10:00-10:50AM, LBJ STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, 3-16.1

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • The Honorable Kimberly Porterfield, Council Member, City of San Marcos & Director of Community Relations, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Glen Baumgart, Development Officer, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

In 2005 Turk and Christy Pipkin founded The Nobelity Project, an education and action nonprofit, to make movies that make a difference. Their current documentary, One Peace At A Time, explores the idea of providing fundamental rights for the world’s children as the best path to a more peaceful and sustainable world. As the Executive Director of The Nobelity Project, Christy Pipkin works to bring the non-profit’s initiatives to fruition – creating motivating documentaries and short films, helming educational outreach in the US and abroad, and maintaining oversight on development projects around the world. Currently The Nobelity Project is building Mahiga Hope High School in rural Kenya--the first high school ever in that community. “I am a firm believer that local action has global impact, and that no act is too small to matter. At times global issues can seem overwhelming, but I like to remember when Desmond Tutu told us of a saying in Africa--‘There is only one way of eating an elephant…one piece at a time.’ ”

Volunteering is an excellent way for you to put leadership theories and skills into action. Many leaders feel the calling to transform the lives of people for the benefit of society. For those who are interested in taking action, this workshop will provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for. Join us as we explore how you can make a difference in your community through volunteerism and how it can enhance your leadership development. WHO AM I AND WHERE AM I GOING: VALUES, VISION, AND LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Glynda Groth Putnam, Director of Engineering Student Life, University of Texas at Austin • Ms. Emily Chen, Senior & Coordinator of LeaderShape-Texas, University of Texas at Austin Leadership is more than just conducting better meetings or hosting well-attended campus or community events with good food. It means understanding ourselves and leading with our heart and mind to make a difference. This interactive session will guide you in clarifying your values, understanding your leadership style, and developing a personal vision statement that will help you change the world.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability

2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


2-2:50 p.m.

Thank You

THE GULF OF MEXICO: PRESERVING A TEXAS LEGACY LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Dr. Gary Jeffress, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi It just wouldn’t be Texas without the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ninth largest body of water in the world. It is an important waterway, ecosystem, and source of economic development. This session will explore the challenges of sustaining it and what is being done to preserve this valuable natural resource. DEVELOPING MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Jaya Soni, Leadership Program Coordinator, Multicultural Information Center, University of Texas at Austin Successful leaders always care about people first. Multicultural leadership is more than celebrating diverse cultures and ideas. It is about creating an inclusive environment where everyone values community success. This session will help raise your understanding of what multicultural leadership is and how it is helping to transform organizations into dynamic, multifaceted communities of the future. EMPOWERING WOMEN TO ACT LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • The Honorable Susan Narvaiz, Former Mayor, City of San Marcos • Ms. Peggy Venable, State Director, Americans for Prosperity • Ms. Seleena Smith, Adjunct Instructor & Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology, University of Oklahoma Throughout history, women have served as leaders. They have been philanthropists, elected officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs to name just a few. This group of diverse women will share their experiences and what they have learned while serving as leaders in their communities. PUTTING YOUR MASK ON FIRST: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF • Ms. Evelina Solis, Certified Life Coach & Founder and President of Sol2Soul

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

If you have ever flown on a plane and listened to the safety instructions, you have probably heard the attendants stress that it is important to put your oxygen mask on first before helping the person to the right or left of you. Your leadership journey happens in much the same way. You need to take care of yourself before you can lead others. This workshop will help you learn ways to sustain yourself as a leader and encourage others to do the same. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1 • The Honorable Kimberly Porterfield, Council Member, City of San Marcos & Director of Community Relations, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Glen Baumgart, Development Officer, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin Volunteering is an excellent way for you to put leadership theories and skills into action. Many leaders feel the calling to transform the lives of people for the benefit of society. For those who are interested in taking action, this workshop will provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for. Join us as we explore how you can make a difference in your community through volunteerism and how it can enhance your leadership development. THE ANATOMY OF A LEADER: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Lisa Furler, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos

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.

Conference Planning Committee Members

Mr. Ian Arellano Dr. Margarita Arellano Dr. Ron Brown Ms. Kristy Caldwell Ms. Chrystah Carter

Ms. Lanita Legan Ms. Gabriella Lombardo Ms. Michelle Lopez Dr. Erik Malmberg Dr. John McGee

Mr. Chris Covo Mr. Albert Degarmo Mr. Cody DeSalvo Ms. Melanie Ferrari Ms. Carmen Finch Mr. David Fink Ms. Lisa Furler Ms. Sarah Hadley Ms. Janet Hale Ms. Dyana Hampton Ms. Jasmine Hillman

Ms. Laramie McWilliams Ms. Mary Ann Ortiz-Moerke Ms. Kathy Myers Mr. Terence Parker Ms. Nina Pereira Mr. Colter Ray Ms. Emily Reiser Mr. Brian Robinson Ms. Stacy Sparks Ms. Elizabeth Webster

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

Today we know that anyone has the potential to become a leader. Leadership can be challenging to define and it can sometimes be even harder to identify who is a leader. This interactive session will examine leadership theories and examples of current and past leaders. Come join us as we discuss how the anatomy of a leader has changed over time.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


Welcome

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Dear Students,

EMPOWERING OTHERS TO LEAD: HELP SUSTAIN YOUR ORGANIZATION LOCATION: LBJ 3-3.1 • Ms. Michelle Lopez, Associate Director, LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos

On behalf of The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos and the Leadership Conference Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference. This year’s conference will involve over 200 students from diverse backgrounds and majors at Texas State. We hope that it will serve as a keystone of your leadership experience and training.

Leadership requires a strong investment in developing each team member for success – now and in the future. Providing opportunities for your group’s members to get involved and “step up” are vital to any organization’s long-term survival. This session will provide useful strategies for empowering others within your group to take a leadership role, recognizing and rewarding everyone’s contributions, and managing leadership transition.

The primary purpose of the Texas State Leadership Institute 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 – “Ethics, Service and Sustainability” – to offer each of you opportunities to learn and more clearly understand just what it takes to be 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,

FOSTERING INCLUSIVENESS WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION LOCATION: LBJ 3-5.1 • Ms. Jaya Soni, Leadership Program Coordinator, Multicultural Information Center, University of Texas at Austin 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 organization stronger and more productive. PEER TO PEER LEADERSHIP: LESSONS LEARNED LOCATION: LBJ 3-9.1 • Ms. Melanie Ferrari, Student Body President, Texas State University-San Marcos • Ms. Sarah Hadley, Pride and Traditions Chair, Student Association for Campus Activities, Texas State University-San Marcos • Mr. Joshua Jackson, National Pan-Hellenic Council President, Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State Students have a variety of sources for understanding and practicing leadership but none may be more impactful than learning from their peers. Come listen to an amazing panel of current students who have “walked the walk” as they share with you just what it takes to be an effective student leader. PUTTING YOUR MASK ON FIRST: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF • Ms. Evelina Solis, Certified Life Coach & Founder and President of Sol2Soul

If you have ever flown on a plane and listened to the safety instructions, you have probably heard the attendants stress that it is important to put your oxygen mask on first before helping the person to the right or left of you. Your leadership journey happens in much the same way. You need to take care of yourself before you can lead others. This workshop will help you learn ways to sustain yourself as a leader and encourage others to do the same. PROTECTING OUR TREASURE: THE SAN MARCOS RIVER • Mr. Ronald Coley, Director, Aquarena Center, 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

LOCATION: LBJ 3-10.1

LOCATION: LBJ 3-13.1

Not only is the San Marcos River a valuable natural resource, it is also a cultural icon that makes Texas State University unique. This session will increase your knowledge about the river and its many contributions to Texas State, the City of San Marcos and beyond. Learn what you can do to preserve one of the area’s greatest treasures and what it will take to ensure it will continue to thrive. THE ANATOMY OF A LEADER: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE LOCATION: LBJ 3-15.1 • Ms. Lisa Furler, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos Today we know that anyone has the potential to become a leader. Leadership can be challenging to define and it can sometimes be even harder to identify who is a leader. This interactive session will examine leadership theories and examples of current and past leaders. Come join us as we discuss how the anatomy of a leader has changed over time.

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute Conference: Ethics, Service, and Sustainability


Supporters

About Us

We are grateful to our supporters for their interest and investment in the 2011 Texas State Leadership Institute 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 Verizon Wireless Vice President for Student Affairs LBJ Student Center Bronze Level Sponsors H-E-B Campus Recreation Chartwells Department of Housing and Residential Life Supporter Level Sponsors University Bookstore University Police

The Leadership Institute of Texas State University-San Marcos Texas State University is deeply committed to providing the best education, development and training for its students. The Leadership Institute provides students an opportunity to develop leadership qualities they can apply throughout their lives. Our central focus is to establish a diverse organizational structure where students participate in numerous community and extracurricular activities while building relationships and developing leadership skills through a variety of interactive, energizing and unique experiences. The core values of the institute are Ethics/Integrity, Excellence, Social Responsibility, Inclusivity, Civic Engagement and Empowerment. Some of the goals include: • Serving as a clearinghouse of information regarding leadership opportunities at Texas State. • Providing 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. • Collaborating with departments within and outside the Division for Student Affairs in order 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 Ron Blatchley, Bryan | College Station Kevin J. Lilly, Houston Ron Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay David Montagne, Beaumont Trisha Pollard, Bellaire Michael Truncale, Beaumont Christopher Covo, Student Regent, San Marcos Brian McCall, Chancellor

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