Today’s Leaders Come Together to Encourage Tomorrow’s

Published: November 13, 2012 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Five influential community leaders will join together for a whirlwind discussion about leadership in “Speed Leading,” an event hosted by the SUU chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Honor Society on Wednesday, November 14, at SUU.

Speakers will include SUU President Michael T. Benson, Provost Brad Cook, SUU Football Coach Ed Lamb, Cherry Creek Radio Announcer Becki Bronson, Cedar City Council Member and the newest member of the State of Utah Board of Regents Nina Barnes, and Utah Shakespeare Festival Founder Fred Adams. Each will present a 10-minute speech on one of the pillars of ODK, all founded around how to become a better leader.

“ODK places emphasis on developing the student as a whole. The group focuses on these five pillars of leadership: scholarship, athletics, service and government, mass media and performing arts,” said Taylor Adair, ODK student president. “And that is why we chose those five speakers; they each exemplify their area of emphasis.”

After the speakers present, attendees will have the chance to mingle with the presenters and enjoy refreshments. The event will be held in the Great Hall, within SUU’s Hunter Conference Center, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone to come to campus and to learn more about leadership and how they can learn from these inspiring in our community and how it can benefit themselves and those around them,” said Adair.  “We invite student groups and individuals interested in developing their leadership skills to attend.”

Local leaders in their own rights, ODK was just recently founded on SUU’s campus and its members have already earned reputation as committed and engaged members of the campus and local community. In September, ODK’s students participated in the Red Rock Relay, a 187-mile relay race which the team used to raise money for the Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center in Cedar City.

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