80 students returned to campus one week before classes began for Leadership Week. These student leaders have been chosen to serve as resident assistants and student leadership council officers for the 2016-17 school year. Their week was packed with training and team-building activities to prepare them for their unique roles.
Sophomore Jessica Eddy (pictured above with other leaders from her residence hall) is co-chaplain for Thomson Hall. “I am so excited for leadership week, because I want encourage and assist nervous new students in the same way that I was assisted last year. When I stepped on campus, never having been here before, and the students were cheering and so excited to help, I knew that CSU was where I was meant to be.”
Monday’s team-building activities were led by alumnus Tim Walker, who served as student body president during his time at CSU and who now leads a church in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Other sessions were led by CSU’s Roddy Hannah, vice president for student development; Associate Deans Ted Boykin and Faye Moore; Ken Morris, director of safety and security; Frank Judson, coordinator of discipleship and professor Lynelle Buchanan.
The student leaders will jump right in to put what they’ve learned to work during Welcome Weekend, beginning August 19. They will greet new students, assist them as they move into residence halls and help them navigate their first few days at CSU before on-campus classes begin August 22.