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Collegiate Leadership Conference set for April 6

April 2, 2013

The Indiana State University Charles E. Brown African American Culture Center will host its annual student leadership conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I.

For the past eight years, the African American Culture Center has given students an opportunity to manage and operate their own leadership conference. The conference's goal is to inspire students to pursue their dreams and make a difference in their community.

The day will begin with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the keynote speaker, Jeff Lorick, the director of the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission (HRC). Under his leadership, the HRC has cultivated a partnership with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. As director, he serves as a liaison between the residents of Terre Haute; the business community; and local, state, and federal agencies. In addition to serving as the liaison, Lorick serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officer for the City of Terre Haute.

Lorick serves on the President's Council for Diversity at Indiana State, the Business Leadership Network, and serves on the Community Reinvestment Board for the Federal Prison. He also serves as president of the board of ArtsIlliana. He serves on the board of the Superintendent's Cabinet, is chair of the African American Mentor Program and assists in organizing the annual Diversity Writing Contest for Vigo County schools. He also serves as president of the Indiana Consortium of Human Rights Agencies and sits on the National Association of Human Rights Workers (NAHRW) board. He works tirelessly in promoting diversity and equality in the City of Terre Haute and Indiana.

Following the keynote , there will be a series of breakout sessions including topics on leadership, goal setting, overcoming adversity, making a good first impression and social media do's and don'ts. Afternoon breakout session will cover topics such as money management skills, networking and building self-confidence.

Conference registration is $10 and can be found at .


Contact: Tykeen Fulton, graduate assistant, African American Culture Center, Indiana State University, 812-237-4538 or  

Writer: Ebonie Lamb, arts marketing intern, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University,