Student Involvement

Tim Mousseau

2016 Conference

Keynote Speaker: Tim Mousseau

Live curiously, risk intelligently, and pursue your passion--something Tim teaches his students how to do.

Tim's keynote instills principles of curiosity, creativity, and risk.

What are the similarities between tattoos and leadership? As a permanent expression of the self, a good tattoo has significance and is accomplished as a work of art. As guides to the future, students are taught leadership practices that help them create organizational legacies centered on improvement. While every legacy should be just as meaningful as any tattoo, too often students are leaving their organizations with short-term accomplishments that disappear as quickly as a temporary tattoo. Even worse, students are leaving behind ugly scars that their organizations may later regret.

Jessica Abo

2015 Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jessica Abo

Although Jessica's on-air talents and reporting have been featured on CNN, CBS, FOX, and Fusion Network, you might recognize her cast as herself in TV shows and movies including: Gossip Girl, Nurse Jackie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Delivery Man, and Girl Most Likely.

As a journalist by day, Jessica covers everything from breaking news and beauty trends to sports and food. As a Social Entrepreneur by choice, Jessica inspires today's millennials to become changemakers wherever they live. Her YouTube channel, JaboTV, empowers kids, teenagers and college students. Jessica digs deep to find celebrity guests that share on how they've been able to overcome challenges--which in turn help her followers triumph through their own personal challenges.

Justin Jones

2014 Conference

Keynote Speaker: Justin Jones-Fosu

Don't settle for just being a student leader. Be a super successful one! If you've ever felt ineffective in your leadership role, it probably came from engaging in the wrong ACTions at the wrong time. Learn what super successful student leaders do and don't do.

You will learn:

  • The differences between an average student leader and a super successful one
  • How to implement the researched H.E.R.O. Leadership Model
  • The correct ways to implement change in your student organization (there are 5)
  • How to interact successfully with those you lead
  • How to leave a legacy and empower others to take your place

2013 Conference

Keynote: Sam Davidson

Whether you're a new leader or an experienced veteran, leadership is urgent work. Good leaders are those who make the most of their time at the helm to motivate others to join the cause, replicate themselves in order to grow a large movement, and end up accomplishing great things. In this highly energetic and honest talk about leadership, Sam shares why leaders have a core story they use in order to attract new followers, why the work of leadership often looks like cleaning up, and what legacy means for today's leaders.

Dr. Bernard Franklin

2012 Conference

Keynote: Dr. Bernard Franklin

Build and refine your leadership skills by mastering the art of multi-tasking, empowering your group, and finding your individual leadership style.

As an undergraduate at Kansas State University, Dr. Bernard Franklin became the first black student ever elected President of the Student Government Association. At the age of 24, Franklin made Kansas history by becoming the youngest person ever appointed to the Kansas State Board of Regents and the youngest Chair of the Board at age 28. Franklin has been a Fellow for the Study of the United States Presidency and has served on an advisory commission to President Carter's Administration with Martin Luther King III and other influencers.