Lehman College to Host Leadership Conference on ‘Engaging Urban Commuter Students in Leadership’ April 15

BRONX, N.Y.—The Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Development at Lehman College will host its third annual conference, titled “Engaging Urban Commuter Students in Leadership,” on Monday, April 15. The day-long conference will begin at 10 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre with a keynote address by Dr. Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. This event is free and open to the CUNY community.

Dr. Shaun Harper

Dr. Shaun Harper

Dr. Harper is the author of the forthcoming book Exceeding Expectations: Black Male Achievers and Insight into College Success (Harvard University Press). His area of expertise include race in higher education, college environments, student outcomes, and engagement. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

The program for the conference will include panel discussions, presentations, and workshops on the importance of research, the basics of public speaking, appreciating diversity, and time management for students. The goal of the conference is to offer participants practical leadership skills while expanding their knowledge of current theories and practices in student leadership development.

The day’s activities will begin with registration and breakfast in the Faculty Dining Room from 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by Dr. Harper’s keynote in the Lovinger Theatre. There will be break-out workshops throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon, with a lunch break in between. Dr. Harper will return at 2 p.m. to lead a panel discussion on race in higher education.

For more information on this event, call 718-960-8873 or e-mail hhlleader.center@lehman.cuny.edu. To register for the conference, go to lehman.edu/leadership-conference. Admission is free for CUNY students and staff; $10 for the public.




Media Contact: Yeara Milton/ 718-960-7963/ yeara.milton@lehman.cuny.edu