Alamo Colleges District Hosts College Student Leadership Summit
October 1, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District hosted the Second Annual College Student Leadership Summit (CSLS) September 27-28 at San Antonio College (SAC).
The Alamo Colleges District hosted the Second Annual College Student Leadership Summit (CSLS) September 27-28 at San Antonio College (SAC). An eager crowd of students from the five Alamo Colleges District colleges—St. Philip’s College, SAC, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College and Northeast Lakeview College—attended the free event, along with students from Angelina College, Austin Community College, College of the Mainland, McLennan Community College, Texas Southmost College, and Victoria College. Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees Vice Chair Joe Alderete Jr. welcomed those in attendance on behalf of the board. Trustees Jose A. Macias, Jr. and Assistant Secretary Joe Jesse Sanchez also were present at the event.
The conference keynote speaker, Dr. Rishi Sriram, shared his message about the importance of “the Growth Mindset and the Five M’s of Talent,” engaging students in dialogue and leading activities that centered on personal leadership development and team building. Dr. Sriram is associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Brooks Residential College, a living-learning community of nearly 400 students at Baylor University. He also serves as associate chair for the department of educational leadership and residential faculty steward at Brooks.
The CSLS offered students locally and from around the state leadership training and other valuable information to help community college students succeed in college and in getting a good job when they graduate. Leadership skills and other “soft skills” are among those most sought after by employers.