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Leadership Summit to be held at ISU

October 25, 2011

The first Collegiate Leadership Summit, featuring a theme of "Investigating Leadership," will be held at Indiana State University on Nov. 12.

Hosted by the Association of Aspiring Student Affairs Professionals (AASAP), the one-day conference is designed to help undergraduate students identify and strengthen their leadership skills. The event will take place in the Bayh College of Education from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to students from any college or university.

The Collegiate Leadership Summit will present activities to explore leadership from a new perspective and collaborate with peers from other disciplines. The keynote speaker will be Brad Balch, dean of the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State.

"We want students to identify their own leadership styles and learn how to make that more applicable in whatever they're looking to do," said Audrey Cloum, co-chair of the conference and graduate student in student affairs and higher education.

Cloum noted that the conference will involve participants from a variety of organizations.

"We noticed that there are certain techniques and certain characteristics that every leader has, no matter what field they're in. We want to give them a chance to get together and grow in a collaborative setting," said Cloum.

Those interested in the Collegiate Leadership Summit can register online at Questions about the event or AASAP can be directed to Kasie Weina or Audrey Cloum at

Contact: Audrey Cloum, co-chair of the Collegiate Leadership Summit, at or 812-237-4272