As Mr. John G. Aqno said “Leadership development is self-development”. The Offices of Student Involvement and Leadership, Community Engagement and Student Success are committed to the holistic development of Rollins’ students. As such, the offices are excited to announce a leadership development initiative in which engaged students are matched with mentors. Over the past several years these two offices have sent around 50 students each summer to various leadership conferences or institutes. Each fall these student travelers return to campus with a renewed vigor and dedication to put their new skills to use in creating change. Many students experienced success, and as a result we have seen new organizations, events, and initiatives emerge from these motivated students. However some struggled to keep their visions alive, and unfortunately were not able to carry out their action plans.
This is where the Leadership Ally Program comes in, as it is designed to focus on enabling students to fulfill their action plans and enact their change projects. Each of the students participating in leadership conferences or institutes will be paired up with a faculty or staff member who will serve as their ally in their leadership journey. Each ally/student pair will be required to meet at least twice a semester for the fall and spring to support and challenge themselves along their individual paths.
For more information please contact either Meredith Hein firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeremy DiGorio JDigorio@rollins.edu. Please also refer to the Student Program Requirements and the Rollins Leadership Ally Program Meeting Recap Form.
We must remember that “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership” – Harvey S. Firestone