Frostburg State University’s Leadership Studies Minor and Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement will sponsor a leadership scholar-in-residence program on Wednesday, Sept. 17, featuring Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International and vice president of the board of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
Bordas will present “Multicultural Leadership: A Conversation and Celebration,” a program that is free and open to the public, to student leaders and students aspiring to be leaders from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lane University Center Manicur Assembly Hall. All student organizations, their members, and any students aspiring to be leaders are invited to participate in a presentation and conversation about how cross cultural experiences can prepare student leaders in a multicultural era. The conversation will be followed by an interactive celebration of Hispanic heritage featuring food, dance, piñatas, and fun.
Bordas will serve as a diversity consultant to the FSU administration, faculty and staff, and will share her scholarship about multicultural leadership with students. The program highlights FSU’s continuing curricular/co-curricular collaboration on leadership education, now fostered in part through the new Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement.
A luncheon workshop titled “Sustaining a Multicultural Campus: A Dialogue about FSU’s Diversity” will be held that day for approximately 30 invited campus leaders from sponsoring organizations and administration, staff, and faculty to discuss FSU’s progress and further development as a multicultural organization. Next, Bordas will meet with Dr. Elesha Ruminski’s LEAD 201/ Leadership Theories and Practice, a core course of the Leadership Studies Minor, in which students are reading Bordas’ book, “Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age” (2007). Bordas will also be interviewed for the new FSU-TV3 program, LEAD-TV, a new program which will feature leadership programs and opportunities at FSU.
The program is also being supported by The Diversity Center, President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, University Programming Council, and Latin American Student Organization. This program is made possible in part by a Faculty Department and Sabbatical Committee Workshop/Speaker Grant.
For further information, please contact Dr. Elesha Ruminski at (301) 687-4480 or email@example.com. For information on leadership and civic engagement programs on campus, please contact Amy Carter at (301) 687-3224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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