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NCLC Leadership Summit 2014
– Marvin Logan, Kent State University
I hope that through the network established among different leaders of different universities, we will improve college campuses across the nation in a spirit of solidarity. For me to take a stand is one thing, for us to take a stand is everything.
– Azell Francis, Georgia Southern University
As a young leader, it is sometimes far too easy to forget the power of one voice. Attending this summit allowed me to interact with campus leaders from across the nation, and in so doing address national problems. This summit brought us together not to complain about the challenges we face, but to discuss solutions and share best practices.
– Rusty Mau, North Carolina State University
North Carolina is a leader in providing affordable higher education, but our state must work to ensure higher education remains a top priority. Interacting with student leaders from across the country exposed me to the challenges facing other states and taught me new techniques to advocate for higher education in North Carolina.
– Christina Beer, University of Cincinnati
The NCLC Summit was the perfect opportunity to meet with over ninety student body presidents from across the country. I quickly learned that other universities are facing some of the same issues that are present at the University of Cincinnati. Because of this, we were able to collaborate and work through possible solutions. Going forward, I fully intend to bring back unique and innovative ideas that have seen results on other campuses. The Summit opened my eyes to endless possibilities, and I look forward to continued collaboration in the future.
– Ludolph R Mclaughlin, St. Thomas University
NCLC summit is a great and invaluable experience. I learned so many things during the 3 days of the summit that I’ll be able to use on my campus.
– Leigh Whittaker, University of North Carolina Asheville
The NCLC Summit came at the perfect time for students in North Carolina, as well as for students across the country. We need every option to empower ourselves and help build our voice in the national network of higher education. There are many challenges unique to our generation that seem daunting when you think you’re taking them on alone. I am fortunate to have a strong network in North Carolina and I only feel more empowered as a student leader to extend my network with the rest of the country.
– Lincoln Boyd, Lewis & Clark College
NCLC’s Leadership Summit provided a marketplace of ideas and I hope student leaders stay connected with one another. We, as student body presidents, can draw on past and future initiatives to ensure the most successful outcomes for college campuses across the country. As future leaders, it is my wish that NCLC members continue to work with one another to tackle the most pressing issues in higher education.