Leadership Opportunities


The Eureka College Leadership Ambassadors strive to promote leadership excellence on campus. Leadership Ambassadors remain informed and prepared, educating themselves on current leadership skills, theories, and models to best serve and prepare students to be ethical leaders of the world.

What is a Eureka College Leadership Ambassador?

Students selected to serve as a Leadership Ambassador will belong to a team of fellow students who believe that leadership development and education is essential to the Eureka College experience.

Responsibilities include:
  • Working collectively with other team members and program advisor(s) to promote leadership education opportunities.
  • Learning about our own leadership abilities and how to improve them,
  • Teaching and fostering positive, healthy leadership skills to Eureka students through, but not limited to, facilitating workshops, helping organizations on a need-to-need basis, being models of active, positive leadership for our peers and making resources accessible such as literature on leadership development relevant to students at Eureka

As a Leadership Ambassador, your input is highly valued as to where not only leadership education on campus can improve, but also how the group Leadership Ambassadors can grow and transition, ensuring our relevance to students as well as growing as leaders ourselves. In order to do so, we ask that you commit to attending regular meetings held by Leadership Ambassadors, as well as actively help with Leadership Ambassador sponsored events.
The recruitment and selection process for the Leadership Ambassador team takes place during the middle part of the fall semester.

Past events include Leadership Retreat, Leadership Conference, Dine and Discuss, Miscellaneous Leadership Opportunities, Campus and Outside speakers. 

The Leadership Ambassadors invite you to join our team. We work to support and promote leadership on the Eureka College campus. We are looking for students who are interested in learning more about opportunities to apply leadership concepts to impact change!
The application for Leadership Ambassadors can be accessed here, through a current Leadership Ambassador member, and in the Student Services, Engagement, and Leadership Office. Please complete the entire application and return to the attention of Shari Rich, Office of Student Life, by Friday, October 26th at 4:30pm
Applicants will be notified by November 1st and new team members will be invited to attend our November 13, 12:15pm meeting in the Owen Room of the Commons. 
Please contact Tracy Kaske, tkaske15@eureka.edu, jmead15@eureka, or Shari Rich, srich@eureka.edu with any questions.  
Thank you, 
The Leadership Ambassadors

If you have questions, contact Shari Rich,

Associate Dean of Students 

Telephone: 309-467-6424

Email: srich@eureka.edu

2018-2019 Leadership Ambassadors

Soraya Allen, Sociology and Psychology

Gabriel Burgos, Communication

Kenneth Chapman, Biology

Abigail Hilton, Biology

Tracy Kaske, English-Writing

Joshua Mead, Psychology


Each fall, the Office of Student Life hosts the Leadership Retreat before Move In Day for leaders of each club, organization, and athletic team to come together to learn about policies and practices that impact the success of their student group. Students are encouraged to collaborate and get to know resources available to them in order to make their leadership experience valuable and successful. 

The 2018 Leadership Retreat is scheduled for August 15-17, 2018. The schedule will be published soon. 

Held annually in the spring, this educational opportunity is open to all students.  In, 2019, the Student & Alumni Leadership Conference is scheduled to take place on April 12 & 13, 2019.  Watch for more information to be posted. 

Twice a semester, the Leadership Ambassadors host a campus speaker over the lunch hour in the Owen Conference Room located in the Commons. Students and guests are invited to buy lunch and join the conversation.