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Residential college members to attend leadership conference Jan. 20


Members of four residential colleges at Central Michigan University will have the opportunity to improve their leadership skills.

The Residential College Leadership Conference takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Education and Human Services Building. 

Colorado Springs sophomore Katrina Gallego attended the conference last year and is a student facilitator this year. As a member of the Health Professions Residential College, Gallego said she doesn’t normally meet students outside her field of study, and the conference is a great way to branch out and meet students in all areas of study.

The conference will include workshops and speeches from CMU faculty and staff members.

“It’s a great way to make connections with faculty, which can help later when looking for a job or applying to graduate school," Gallego said.

Speeches and workshops will focus on improving leadership skills across all academic disciplines.

“Everyone could use a leadership conference in their life,” Gallego said. “They are full of great information that is helpful for everyone.”

The conference is organized by students in four residential colleges on campus: the Business Residential College, Education and Human Services Residential College, Health Professions Residential College and Science and Engineering Residential College, with the help of the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute.

The conference is open to members of the sponsoring residential colleges. Students interested in being part of a residential college are encouraged to reach out to the director of the residential college of their choice.

“The residential colleges are out here, we’re doing things,” Gallego said. “We aren’t just messing around in our residences.”

Other upcoming events organized by the CMU residential colleges include the Blood Bash from Jan. 26-27 and a sustainability education event Feb. 9.