Office of Leadership & Community Engagement Impact 2020-2021
4,600 individuals engaged with OLCE programs
8,291 hours of leadership development were completed by students through our programs
Points of Pride
47,800 hours of community service were logged (2019-2020)
1,482 students participated in a SERVE912 trip
1,026 students engaged in leadership development outside of the Southern Leaders Program
834 students participated in a service-learning course
Average Cumulative GPA for OLCE Student Employees:
- 3.42 for Undergraduate students
- 3.82 for Graduate Students
96% of students involved in OLCE programs were retained for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
Awards & Recognitions
Southern Leaders Program named 2021 Outstanding Leadership Program of the Year by the NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community
Dr. Urkovia Andrews awarded the 2021 National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) Outstanding Experiential Education Research Award
Dr. John Banter awarded the Robin Orr Outstanding Practitioner Award by the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE)
Publications & Presentations
Egan, J. D., Banter, J. N., & Sorgen, C. H. (2021). Assessing escape rooms as a teaching strategy for leadership competency development. Journal of Leadership Education, 20(1), 140-152.
Egan, J. D., McBrayer, J. S., Wells, P., & Tolman, S. (2021). Exploring undergraduate leadership program attributes from the alumni lens. College Journal of Student Affairs, 39(1), 73-87.
Banter, J. N., Egan, J. D., Hayes, K., & Phillips, B. (2020). Using design thinking as a student-centered approach to enhance an undergraduate leadership program. The Journal of Leadership Education, 19(3), 69-74.
Banter, J. N., & Egan, J. D. (Eds.). (in prep, 2022). New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 174. Games in leadership learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Egan, J. D., McBrayer, J. S., Wells, P., & Tolman, S. (2021 March, Presented). Leveraging the Alumni Voice to Improve Leadership Programming. Conference presentation at the ACPA Convention held virtually.
Egan, J. D., Banter, J. N., & Sorgen, C. H. (2020 December, Presented). Escape games as an innovative teaching strategy. Conference presentation at the Leadership Educators Institute held virtually.
Last updated: 9/17/2021