Faces of Leadership

The leadership experiences of our students, staff, and faculty are unique in many ways. The posts below highlight the successes, struggles, and life-long lessons that help our leaders make an impact on those around them.

A vital part of our mission is leadership. LEADERSHIP IS MAKING CHANGE. We strive everyday to educate our students to be impactful campus and community leaders. Leadership begins with education. This resource list is not exhaustive, but will provide the opportunity to begin the journey of educating yourself and those around you.

Leadership Book List Resources

Hello everyone! Hope that you’re doing well during this Stay-at-Home advisory! We would like to share some books about leadership with everyone! This will allow you to work on some leadership skills at home and will keep you busy! Business Start Something That MattersBlake Mycoskie In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS,Continue reading “Leadership Book List Resources”

Leadership Resources

Hello everyone! We wanted to make some leadership resources available to you during this Stay-at-Home advisory! Leadership Books Be Our Guest:  Perfecting the Art of Customer ServiceWalt Disney CompanyExceeding expectations rather than simply satisfying them is the cornerstone of the Disney approach to customer service.  During the last twenty-five years, thousands of professionals from more than thirty-fiveContinue reading “Leadership Resources”

2020 Engage Leadership Philosophies

At the culmination of each semester’s Engage Leadership Circle, students share their updated personal leadership philosophies. These philosophies are the culmination of a semester’s learning and reflection, and each is as unique as the participant themselves. Lyndsey BroxtonClass of 2022 “Personal growth is defined as the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in orderContinue reading “2020 Engage Leadership Philosophies”

Leadership Symposium 2020

Registration for the 2020 Leadership Symposium is now open! The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development is excited to share this year’s Leadership Symposium. Designed as a one-day leadership event, the Symposium is an opportunity for students to learn about the different facets of leadership from staff, faculty, and alumni. A keynote speaker willContinue reading “Leadership Symposium 2020”

Student Leader Honor Roll

Each semester, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development recognizes those students who were able to maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA while being involved in a student organization. This is a significant accomplishment, as it is not always easy to balance academic requirements and the role of a student leader. Below are the studentsContinue reading “Student Leader Honor Roll”

Welcome Back Lancers!

We are excited to welcome back all of our students for the spring semester! We have many exciting things planned for this semester, and are looking forward to continuing and expanding our leadership programs in order to provide even more opportunities for students to get involved with campus life! Leadership Programs This semester we willContinue reading “Welcome Back Lancers!”

2019 Emerge Leadership Philosophies

At the culmination of each semester’s Emerge Leadership Circle, students share their personal leadership philosophies. These philosophies are the culmination of a semester’s learning and reflection, and each is as unique as the participant themselves.

Welcome Back Lancers!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our Lancers back to campus for the Fall 2019 semester! We are all looking forward to working with you all through your involvement in student organizations, leadership programs, and campus events.

Public Speaking 101 with WSU Student Zoe Bates!

This past February, a delegation of Worcester State student leaders had the opportunity to attend the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 24th annual Student Leadership Conference in North Adams, Mass.  One of those students, Zoe Bates, presented at the conference on how to become a great public speaker. 

Professor Tanya Mears Discusses Identity, Diversity & Service

Worcester State Profesor Tanya Mears has been a dedicated member of the WSU community both inside and outside the classroom. She works closely with students to develop both their academic and their leadership skills. Dr. Mears took some time to sit down with us her involvement here on campus. 

Leadership: What is Your Philosophy?

At the culmination of each semester’s Engage Leadership Circle, students share their personal leadership philosophies. These philosophies are the culmination of a semester’s learning and reflection, and each is as individual as the participant themselves.  These philosophies also build on those they shared in their Emerge program. We believe every student should develop their ownContinue reading “Leadership: What is Your Philosophy?”

Student Faye Rhault | Finding Her Community at WSU

CAB President Faye Rhault has grown from a very shy student to a confident leader who is passionate about giving back to her campus community.  She graciously shared with us how she got this point in her college career.

Leading with Love: Lessons from WSU Students

This February, a delegation of Worcester State student leaders had the opportunity to attend the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 24th annual Student Leadership Conference in North Adams, Mass.  One of those students, Sarah Farnham, took the time to share the many lessons she learned regarding the importance of self-love.

Manasseh Konadu | WSU Student Trustee

Third-year Student Manasseh Konadu discusses what he’s learned thus far as the 2018-19 Worcester  State University Student Trustee.

Scott Page | Track Captain Talks Leadership & Community

Men’s Track Captain Scott Page appreciates both the rewards and the challenges that come with being a Student Athlete and an involved campus leader.  As a graduating senior, he also believes his experience has allowed him to truly appreciate the network of support he has built over the past few years here at WSU.

2018 Emerge Leadership Philosophies

At the culmination of each semester’s Emerge Leadership Circle, students share their personal leadership philosophies. These philosophies are the culmination of a semester’s learning and reflection, and each is as unique as the participant themselves.

SGA President Maribel Mateo | Advocating for All Students

Student Government President Mariel Mateo | Advocating for All Students
Student Government Association (SGA) President Maribel Mateo has persisted through many struggles as a first-generation college student. However, she has not only survived, but thrived as a Worcester State student, and she is determined to advocate for students so that they also thrive here on campus. Maribel took the time to share her journey with us, and with you.

Women’s Basketball Captain Kate Surprenant Discusses Women in Leadership

Kate Surprenant is a passionate leader. She is a feminist and believes you have to put your heart into the work that you do. Kate is doing just that in her many roles here on campus, including her position as Women’s Basketball Captain. Kate took the time to share her beautiful perspective on leadership with us.

Student Omolara Ojo Talks Culture & Representation on Campus

Nigerian American Omolara Ojo is an extremely involved student leader at WSU.  She understands the importance of incoming students seeing people that look like them in leadership roles on campus. Therefore, Omolara has dedicated her time at Worcester State to making sure this happens.  She recently took some time to share her story with us.  We are excited to share it with you.

Professor Emily Soltano | On Learning to Be Comfortable with Who You Are

Professor Emily Soltano is approaching 20 years as a faculty member here at Worcester State. She has had many exciting and challenging opportunities during her time here. She took the time to sit down with us and share some of the biggest lessons she’s learned along the way.

4 Simple Ways to Bring Out the Leader in You

Dear Students: You are a Worcester State Lancer because we (the faculty and staff on campus) believe in you.  So it’s time to start believing in yourself, if you don’t already.  It’s always a good time to start working towards becoming the leader that you know you can become.

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