Leadership Education

Student Leadership Conference

Leadership Education Staff

The Leadership Ambassador Team

  • Alysha Basel
  • Anna Gauger
  • Brody Hibbard
  • Chester Griffith
  • Collin Brown
  • Haruya Ito
  • Kaelen Ali
  • Lucas Bielecki
  • Sarah Larson
  • Tracy Kaske
  • Tyler Woods

Shari Rich
Associate Dean of Students

A team of student leadership ambassadors, along with a staff advisor, lead the initiative for leadership education on campus. Reflective of leadership topics in higher education and in accordance with the mission statement of Eureka College, the team of Leadership Ambassadors provide leadership programming for all students in the form of an annual conference, workshops, and discussion sessions.

Mission of Leadership Ambassadors

The Eureka College Leadership Ambassadors will strive to promote leadership excellence on campus for students through student organizational leadership support and leadership education.  Leadership Ambassadors will remain informed and prepared and educate themselves on current leadership skills, theories, and models to best serve and prepare students for being dynamic, ethical leaders of the world.

Leadership Ambassadors

Learn more about becoming a Leadership Ambassador and LeaderShape.

Apply to become a Leadership Ambassador!  Applications Due, Friday, October 21st, 4:30pm, Office of Student Life. 

2016 Dine & Discuss Program

Voter Engagement Through a Leadership Lens

Hosted By: Leadership Ambassadors and SMILE (Students for a More Informed & Liberated Eureka)
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 12:20 – 1:10 pm
Location: Terrill Rooms, Cerf Center
Speakers: Dr. Amanda Frioli & Dr. Mike Thurwanger
Information about Illinois Voter Registration will also be available.  

2016 Student Leadership Retreat

Student leaders of all organizations, athletic teams, and programs are invited and expected to participate in the Student Leadership Retreat. Each recognized student organization, program, and athletic team is asked to have 1–2 representatives participate with the flexibility of each attendee representing up to two groups. Groups not represented will be contacted and asked to schedule follow-up meetings to discuss the information covered at the retreat.

The Student Leadership Retreat will be designed to assist campus organizations and teams strive for success with all its future endeavors. Student leaders will be provided with opportunities for goal setting, collaboration, and most importantly outlets to make connections with other organization leaders to share leadership strategies, techniques, and game plans. Students will also have the chance to hear from and talk with our new Interim President, Dr. Jamel Bell as well as interact with the College’s Administrative Team. The student leadership retreat will be held on campus, August 10th-12th, right before this upcoming school year. The planned schedule for the retreat is included below.

Wednesday, August 10
3–5pm – Check-in and move into rooms
5–6pm – Welcome and Presentation by Dr. Jamel Bell, Interim President of the College
6–7pm – Dinner
7–9pm – Collaboration Group Activity and Discussion
9–10:30pm – Optional Activities

Thursday, August 11
9–9:30am – Continental Breakfast
9:30–11am – Guest Speaker
11:30–2pm – Lunch & Discussion with the Eureka College Administrative Council
2–3:30pm – Nuts and Bolts Presentation
3:30–5:30pm – Group Assignment and Break
5:30–8:30pm – Dinner at the Park, Guest Speaker

Friday, August 12
9–9:30am – Continental Breakfast
9:30–11am – Wrap Up

If you have any questions, feel free to contact, Brody Hibbard, or Chester Griffith. (Fall ’16 Leads for the Student Leadership Ambassador Team) or Shari Rich, (Associate Dean of Students & Student Leadership Ambassador Advisor). We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you on August 10th.

Student & Alumni Annual Leadership Conference

Mark Your Calendars for Friday & Saturday, April 7 -8, 2017

Held annually in the spring, this educational opportunity is open to all students. Last year’s theme is All Aboard the Leadership: Strengthening the Potential of you and your Crew. Our last conference featured guest speakers, Eileen Ruby-Setti and Harriett Steinbach, speaking about the StrengthsFinder assessment.

The Leadership Ambassador Team meets weekly to plan the annual conference and other campus leadership offerings and to discuss leadership topics/issues relevant to their work in promoting leadership education on campus. Recruitment for new leadership ambassadors takes place early in the spring semester along with the selection of our two representatives to attend the LeaderShape Institute.

Please contact any member of the Leadership Ambassador Team with questions about the conference, other programming, and membership opportunities.

Learn more about becoming a Leadership Ambassador and LeaderShape.