Leadership Stetson program now in its fourth year
Another successful Leadership Stetson retreat was held Jan. 20-21, with a class of 30 participants — the largest yet. Participants were educated about the inner workings of the university, through discussions with the SU President Wendy B. Libby and other senior administrators, as well as a panel of current students. They also met in small groups for a book discussion and to talk about alumni engagement opportunities. A highlight for many included time with Leadership Stetson Honorary Chair Max Cleland ’64, Hon. ’77 & ’08, who gave the keynote address.
“Leadership Stetson was both nostalgic and inspiring,” shares alumna Beth Brooks ’91. “The nostalgia was expected, perhaps, but the inspiration was not. Stetson’s quest for ‘significance’ in stature and ‘significance’ in the lives of individual students was truly uplifting. I’ve always felt Stetson was significant in my life, but I didn’t view Stetson as having ongoing significance for me. I also didn’t understand that Stetson needed me — and all other Stetson alumni — to ‘get on the bus’ and move Stetson from success to significance in a broad sense. All in all, a fabulous experience and one that has me energized to get to work in support of my alma mater!”
Leadership Stetson has been recognized by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) with an Award of Excellence. For more information about Leadership Stetson and this year’s class, visit the program’s website (http://www2.stetson.edu/alumni/leadership/history.html)